God's Ecology Animal
The 1,000 Mile Migration
Back in 1989 we saw the great migration in Kenya. Millions of Wildebeest (also called Gnus) appeared on the plains of the Maasai. They were moving and winding as far as the eye could see.
It was the annual migration to follow rain and fresh grass that sprouts as a result. Their journey takes them across the Mara River and a crocodile infested water way. The Croc's feast on the Wildebeest that they can catch and drown. Thousands of Gnus cross at the same time.
They were going South for the trip that happens specifically at the right time. You could see hundreds of young ones running along with their mother. Apparently God has planned for all the babies to be born in a one month period. The little ones can run stride for stride with their mothers in only minutes after birth.
My first thought was that they are stripping the land of grass and hurting the future of the plains. How can it recover? What I didn't know was the Gnu's cleared the grass to allow the sprouts of trees to remain. They do not eat those sprouts. In a year you see a new forest of trees that helps replenish the ecology of the plains.
God is an amazing creator. The timing, habits and instinct of his animals have a purpose for us all. Look and see if you can see God's fingerprints in nature around you. You might be surprised!
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.