Duckling Dilemma

It is time to set our ducks free.

They are ready for the beautiful pond that awaits them.

The freedom is calling their names!

The other ducks are awaiting their presence!

Screech, Hold, Hault…….

The ducklings actually DO NOT WANT TO GO to the pond.

We spent countless times one day last week catching them and walking them down to the pond only to find them racing back up to their dirty pen.

The ducklings actually prefer to stay in their little pen that they have outgrown. They use up all of the water from their drinking containers in about 2 minutes trying to get wet. They sit in muck and mud all day.

And this is what they want.

It’s familiar and safe to them.

Reminds me of myself. Many days I wake up with the same old grind, habits, and routine. Sometimes I choose the muck and mud because it’s “safe” and “familiar.”

I wonder how often God has something more for us all. He might even have GREAT things for us just like the pond for the ducklings. Yet we keep running back to routine and our comfortable lives.

In the four gospels of the New Testament we see the calling of the 12 disciples. What if they had missed what Jesus asked them to do?

Come, follow me,”Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

Matthew 4:19

… WOW, “AT ONCE” they left their nets and followed him.

Wonder what could help us to leave our “nets” in order to follow what might be best for us. For me, the times that I am open to change it is really similar to the disciples. I have to step away and be with Jesus. When I take the extended time to read, pray, AND listen.

Maybe it is saying “yes “ to a brand new relationship with Jesus.

Or maybe it’s listening to his voice for a job change, feeding the hungry, a move to a new place, adoption, foster care, caring for a widow, and the list could go on…..

It has been a week since we took the ducklings down to the pond and now they are in the worst scenario.

They come back to the area where they have been secured but refuse to go back to the safety of their cage. They sure are enjoying their freedom! Sadly, when we can’t catch them and they continue to refuse the safety of the pond then they are “SITTING DUCKS” ready for prey to snatch them up.

May we be people who are more like the disciples than these “Sittin’ Ducks” here on the farm.

The ducklings first swim! We aren’t sure if Henry is more excited or the ducks! 😊

“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak… like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” C S Lewis

(Quote shared by Becky Ward♥️)

3 thoughts on “Duckling Dilemma

  1. It’s like that C S quote. We’re like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea.

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