Plans of wonder!
Baby Impala's are some of the most beautiful antelopes in all of the world. We have seen hundreds of thousands in Kruger National Park over the last ten years. They seem to be everywhere!
I have jokingly called them happy meals for so many of the carnivores such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, wild dogs and jackals. These elegant antelopes seem to be on everyone's menu. But they breed in large numbers and graze the Savanna grasslands of Africa. They are known for their spectacular leaps when disturbed or frightened. Their speed and elusiveness is breathtaking.
Our first view of a cheetah was nearly ten years ago. Less than twenty yards away was an Impala male. He was stomping the ground and snorting at the spent cat. I was amazed! Apparently the cheetah had unsuccessfully chased some of the Impala and had to rest to recover from the all out run.
One of our visits to Kruger was during a special time of the year. In just a two week window all of the female Impala's had given birth to their babies. It was God's way of making the vulnerable youngsters so plentiful that the cats could not kill them all. Thus he insured a large family of antelopes for the year round needs of the carnivores.
God's timing provided safety for the youngsters! Take note of God's timing in your life. When we look back at events in our lives we often see the masterful timing of God. We are thankful for his attention to the small details in each of our lives. He knows. He can see what we can't see.
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.