The largest land animal!
Coming eye to eye with an Elephant can be very intimidating and very mysterious. What lurks in that mind? Does he feel in similar ways that we do?
The massive and powerful animal can strike fear in our hearts. Elephants who become upset can attack a car and flip it several times when provoked. We have been reminded on several occasions that this is their world and our intrusion is not always welcome.
When on safari we have been told certain signs to watch for when an elephant is agitated and dangerous. Flapping ears, shaking of the head and a trumpeting charge can strike deep fear. You realize you have no control over this massive animal.
Yet under that tough skin and lumbering appearance is a surprise. You find that elephants are very social, attentive and caring.
Leadership and experience play a crucial role in elephant social organization. When a group surpassed ten or more animals they tend to split into two groups.
Who do you walk with in life? Who in your group pays attention to your needs? Who steps up to help you when a need becomes apparent? Are you walking through life solo? Have you chosen someone to walk your life with? Who is your leader? Who do you lead?
That is the role of the fellowship in the church. We need one another to help us when we slip and fall. Find a walking companion today.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
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