Passenger on the Ark
We came over a rise at Kruger National Park and saw a beautiful group of Water-bucks. Cathy remarked about this female and her unique markings, gorgeous neck mane, and ruff. What a beauty she was!
This is one of the heaviest antelopes to be found in Africa. We were being treated to a safari by a former national park guide and current missionary. It was so nice to have someone along who spoke English and could converse with other guides who spoke the native languages.
Then our driver said, did you know this antelope was on the ark with Noah? Certainly I was intrigued and questioned the story. He said, do you see the white ring on its backside? We say here in Africa that the water-buck was one of the first animals on the ark because he backed into the wet white paint. That created the circle you see on the rump.
All of us laughed but at the same time it endeared this antelope to us. Each time we see one we think of the ark where God saved mankind from the world wide flood.
We are always amazed when we are confronted with the creativity of God's designs. This beautiful animal left an impression on our hearts and minds. It made a special memory that points directly at our God.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.