It's all up to him. Or so he seems to think.
Our hamster is alive and well and does what hamsters are supposed to do.
We clean his cage and give him food and water and bedding.
If given a chance, he would escape. And then, where would he be?
Things would not go well for him.
But, I am sure he thinks he would be just fine.
When the cage is cleaned, all his stored up food is discarded
along with the old bedding. Fresh food is supplied.
When he re-enters his cage he scurries from corner to corner and
from floor to floor. He rearranges his bedding and fills his pouches with food.
Before long, the food dish has been emptied and all its contents hidden away.
He's found treasure and he stores it up.
It's uncanny how similar he is to me.
Whatever we have has been supplied by our Loving Heavenly Father.
If it is not for our good, it will not be given.
As much as we think we are in control, we aren't.
We cannot do anything apart from His enabling. His strength.
Having a little hamster in our home has been good for my heart.
It's given me a glimpse into some of my own nature.
And, it is sobering. And humbling. And, fills me with wonder.
We are to do what we are to do. We are to be faithful.
But, we must remember it is not all up to us.
And, we would not be fine without His loving, watchful care.
We would be lost. We would not survive.
So, I am seeking to trust in my Saviour's provisions.
They are bountiful and they are good.
And, His ways are always best. Perfectly appointed.
Exactly what is needed. Day after day.