Wednesday, November 11, 2009
As I've followed my friend's Tanzanian adventures, I've been reminded of how very savage our world actually is. I nearly cried while reading about a baby hippo who was attacked by a male, only hours after birth, when the mother wouldn't mate. Lion cubs eaten by hyenas--it's a dangerous world, even for those at the top of the food chain. Living in my small town in the middle of the cornfields, it's easy to become detached from the harsh realities of nature. And yet, I'm reminded that we still must fight to protect our little ones from predators of a different sort. How beautiful will be the day when the lion finally lies with the lamb.