The Beaver energetically works from dusk to dawn buzzing through trees in order to have an adequate supply of food & housing materials. The largest rodent in the U.S. is a picture of Diligence in the world of nature.
|Ewe just have to "Stick" with it if ewe want to get anywhere in this world!|
The Beaver is a skilled engineer in building dams, elaborate canals, & underwater homes. It also is a diligent groomer & uses rather unorthodox methods to rid itself of annoying fleas & parasites. For example, it finds a particular mound of dirt containing ants. As it rolls around in the mound, the ants enter its fur & eat all the unwanted guests!
Ants help me to "Take a Licking & Keep on Ticking!"
Sheep require diligent care on the part of the Shepherd. The Shepherd is responsible for every aspect of the sheep's life & must diligently monitor each area. Nutrition, health care, & safety from predators are daily concerns of the Shepherd.
When Ewe are born a sheep, Ewe need a lot of Guidance!
Webster defines Diligence as:1. The quality of being diligent; carefulness; careful attention; -- the opposite of negligence.The definition clearly identifies the importance of this character trait being associated with a Shepherd!
|Here ewe go my precious lambs-Just a Hop, Skip, & a Jump!|
I work hard at caring for EWE! I Love what I do!
Knowing that all the details of Ewe-r life are being monitored by the Good Shepherd is a very comforting thought! While He diligently works on Ewe-r behalf, Ewe can rest in Him !
"There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest,"...Heb.4:9,11a