The most wondrous thing occurred last evening while taking my dog for a walk. She is a retriever with an incredible sniffer. We don’t make very good time because of all the sniffing stops along the way. Yet, we came upon a rabbit sitting by the side of the road. It froze and she did not see it. I was ready for a burst of energy that never came. She stopped and sniffed the ground only two feet from the bunny and because it kept its composure and never flinched she never saw it. We moved on and she was oblivious. She is obviously not a hunter just a retriever.
She made me wonder how many things exist very close to us without our ever being aware. Just because we don’t see something doesn’t mean it is not there. In John 14 Jesus promised, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.” And in Hebrews 1 we read, “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation.”
According to Scripture we are not alone. We don’t see them. That does not mean they are not there. My senses just don’t reveal them any more than my dog’s senses did not reveal that rabbit. However, God’s Word is true and it assures us of the presence of both the Holy Spirit and God’s angels. While Shakespeare is not scripture that does not mean all the things he said are not true. Hamlet said to Horatio, “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” That’s a truth.
Written by Roger Bothwell on July 21, 2015
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