|Here's the deal! I'm constantly on the look-out for my next meal.|
|"I want to sever ewer vital chords "(& take a bite out of ewer day)!|
The weasel's lightning speed & dogged initiative is complimented by its change of coats. In summer, the weasel benefits by being hidden with a golden brown coat. In winter, a pure white coat helps camouflage it in the snow, giving it an advantage over its predators. Weasels have the reputation of being one of the most efficient killing machines on earth. Small rodents & birds, Beware!
|Ewe could nickname me "The Exterminator"!|
The individual I'd like to introduce to Ewe as an example of Initiative is Corrie ten Boom. Corrie was a watchmaker's daughter in Holland, in WW2 . Corrie & her family were devout Christians who provided a refuge for Jews & other Dutch resistance fugitives, hiding them from the Nazis in 1943 & 1944. They showed real creativity & initiative in keeping their "Hiding Place" a secret.
|I had to be very clever to hide people from the Gestapo!|
|We were happy to hear "all the watches in your closet were safe."|
Corrie & her family were arrested & sent to the horrid concentration camps.where only Corrie & Willem survived. While at Ravensbruck, in Barracks 28, Corrie & Betsy initiated secret Bible studies & told many prisoners about the saving knowledge of Christ. They even learned to be thankful for the fleas in Barracks 28, which kept the guards away.
|Corrie wrote a book that was made into a movie.|
Miraculously, through a clerical error, Corrie was released from prison. She traveled from 1944-1977, speaking in 64 nations about her life experiences. In one church, she even met a converted prison guard who sought her forgiveness. God gave her the necessary grace to forgive this man that she had despised. Corrie wrote from 1977 till she died in 1979 on her 91st birthday.
|Taking her difficulties to God Helped Corrie get His perspective on life.|
|I'm helpless without my Shepherd!|
As Ewe think about ewer Good Shepherd today, be glad that His initiative led to God's blessings in ewer life! Jesus loves You!
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son..." 1 John 4:10