As we enter into 2015 let’s be encouraged by a simple truth: “Toads aren’t ugly they are just Toads,” a truth that when out will make 2015, something to croak about. (Ugh!) The lesson is that as we look at life we often will overestimate or underestimate the possibilities that God has set before us. In other words we have the potential to take a situation that God has given us and either miss it completely or make it into a giant obstacle that we cannot get past. Toads for instance are great for the environment and especially our gardens, but with all their warts some may run get a shovel and remove them, some will miss them completely while the rest will believe the myths of getting warts etc… and wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot pole. All of which are ways that we may deal with life’s situations. But like toads, God given opportunities are very good, nothing more and nothing less! Let us embrace all that God sets before us in this coming year not avoiding them, overlooking them, removing them or being fearful of them.
Genesis 1:24-25 (ESV)
24 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so.
25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.