Thursday, May 17, 2012
Springing With Joy ~Lambs
Lambs are the perfect illustration of the word 'spring'."Spring: to leap, bound...to spurt; dart;shoot." Webster's
I am not sure which lamb starts the little flock of lambs going, but in the early evenings, especially if it is a sunny evening, one lamb seems to give a certain look, then without warning, a whole group of lambs begins to run, leap, circle and spring, seemingly, with great joy, into the air, twisting mid-air to face the opposite direction, land, and begin again, over and over.There is no T.V. show that can compete with this, and I love to sip a cup of good coffee as I watch my lambs play their lamb games.
Sometimes the yearlings get into the game too, and to see a larger sheep jumping into the air, and leaping off logs to run around with the lambs is truly a delight, but I do have to laugh at the larger and older lambs as they jiggle as they run. Kind of like older ladies having fun with their young'uns, jiggling and laughing for the sheer joy of life."Joy:state of happiness, bliss." Websters Dictionary. I don't know about you,but in spite of so-called modern "wisdom" , I think animals do experience joy and happiness, just watch my lambs, baby bunnies,goat kids,puppies, foals,well...you get the picture."Shout joyfully to God, all the earth; Sing the glory of His name; Make His praise glorious." Psalm 66:1