Friday, December 14, 2012

Yipes! Stripes! Take 2

Zebras have plenty of blessings to count in the Christmas season! They have tight-knit families, A large herd to belong to, & a clearly defined male & female leader to follow! Counting their blessings  helps them to smile & even have an old-fashioned "Belly Laugh"!

"A Cheerful Heart doeth good like a medicine".Don't Worry, Be Happy!
Zebra's stripes are another sign of God's goodness to them. Each Zebra has its own unique pattern of stripes. It's like having ewe-r own set of fingerprints! Imagine trying to locate a foal in a mall, with all those other stripes to choose from! Ewe-r eyes could go buggy! Mares & foals spend time shortly after the birth bonding, which enables them to recognize their foal in a crowd.
All those stripes are making me Dizzy! That foal is getting "Grounded"!
The Christmas season is also an opportunity for different smaller groups or harems, to gather together to sing! Zebras normally  snort, bark, & bray at one another. However, Christmas carols have a way of bringing all the unique groups together to harmonize!They set aside their differences, & focus on singing the "Good News"!

The 3 Amigos singing ,"Away in a Manger, no room for a bed..."

Zebras, like other animals in the wild, have some natural enemies.
Lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, & wild dogs are a few of the predators on the lookout for a meat sale on "Stripes"! It's nice to know that Christmas is a time where enemies can lay down their differences, & celebrate the Prince of Peace!

It's OK, I forgive Ewe for trying to eat me! Let's call for a truce!

Christmas is a time to stop fighting! Can't we just work this out?
Thousands of Zebras migrate some 300 miles in search of water. They travel great distances in search of refreshment! Christmas is also a season to seek refreshment from life's hardships! It's a wonderful time to reflect on the true meaning of the season! A time to enjoy friends, family, & the significance of Christ coming to the earth! Even humans need time to slow down & "smell the roses"!
It's been a long journey, but definitely worth it! This is so "Refreshing"!
I Love Vacations! Nothing like a little "Down Time"!
Sheep also enjoy gathering together for the holidays. Eating with the flock, & sitting at the feet of their Shepherd, brings tremendous contentment in an ordinarily "crazy" world!
The Shepherd is my "Prince of Peace"!
Ewe Have nothing to fear as long as I am here! Let's sing some carols!
As Ewe celebrate this glorious season with friends & family, reflect on the many blessings in Ewe-r life & take some to be refreshed in His Love! 
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden. and I will give you rest." Mt. 11:28

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