Tempting a Buffalo
The Stare of Death
Moma and daddy took steps toward us as they sized us up. They were saying to us . . . do not come closer! The protective instinct was clearly visible and stone cold. We carefully backed away and gave more room for the family to feel safe from us. Then we watched.
The mother began to lick the baby and get him on his feet. The father never turned his eyes from us. He had a laser focus on us and made sure that his family would be OK.
Since that early encounter we have seen hundreds of Buffalo in herds and solo in the park. We have seen a group of Buffalo gather to attack a pride of lions. The old bull gored a female lion and flipped her into the air. We were amazed! He threw her nearly twenty feet high.
When threatened, buffalo form a circle with horns facing out. All predators know the danger of the horns. But most importantly the group comes together to support one another.
Who would stand with you? Who could you seek refuge with when you are faced with a difficult situation? The fellowship of believers should be a safe place for a Christian. Would you gently and humbly help a friend who is surrounded in sin? Do you stand shoulder to shoulder with them and help restore them?
We pray that you will be a safe place for others. Jesus said we should love one another!
Cathy and Danny Sartin
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