"We fear man so much because
we fear God so little"No one is insignificant in God's eyes, and
His care for sparrows,finches, eagles, and
elephants is a constant reminder that He
cares for you, and for me. What He makes,
Consider the elephants of the Pavilion Hotel
in Phuket, Thailand, where one of the most
popular attractions is elephant rides.
As many as eight people on one elephant,
first into the surrounding forest, then
down to the beach, to lunch at a fresh water
lagoon, then back to the hotel.
"Our nine elephants," writes Pavilion Hotel
Group manager Jim France, "are kept chained
to in-ground posts, not because they need to
be, but because it makes the tourists feel
better because their children seem safe from
a tromping when they're feeding the beasts."
"About twenty minutes before the first wave
of the recent Tsunami hit, the elephants became
extremely agitated and unruly. Four had just
returned from a trip and their handler's had
not yet chained them. In a desperate panic,
the four elephants helped the other five tear
free from their chains. They all then climbed
a hill and started bellowing. Many people
followed them up the hill. Then the waves hit."
"After the waves subsided, the elephants charged
down from the hill, and started picking up
children with their trunks and running them back
up the hill. When all the children were taken
care of, they started helping the adults."
"God's elephants" rescued forty-two people that
day. Then, they returned to the beach and carried
up four dead bodies, including one of a child.
Not until the task was done did they allow their
handlers to mount them. Then, with handlers atop,
they began moving wreckage.
So remember, whatever God makes, He cherishes.
Including elephants, sparrows, and you.
- Author Unknown -