The White Squirrel

If you look at the tree trunk in the center on the right side about halfway down, you will see the white squirrel which moved into the little strip of woods at the edge of my back yard. I can often see him through my window.

Growing up in the city, a white squirrel had lived in the tree on the boulevard in front of our house. I was always a tad bit concerned about it's safety as I had an extremely large and ferocious black cat with the dignified name of "Squeaky". Though Squeaky was an expert hunter who terrorized the dogs in our neighborhood and caused people to exclaim, "Look at that cat!", our local white squirrel enjoyed living in our tree for a number of years. Why? Because he was always aware of his surroundings. He was always on the lookout for danger.

A white squirrel is much easier for me to spot than the Eastern Gray Squirrels which populate the woods. They blend into their surroundings much better. However, when the white squirrel makes an appearance, it immediately attracts my attention.

When we are truly following Christ, we should not blend into our surroundings. We're not like the other "squirrels". We shouldn't "look" like them because we are a new creature in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV).  The World should notice us immediately. They might not be able to quite put their finger on it but there is something different about our countenance, something different about our behavior and even a different feeling radiates from us. This is because we are different! We are no longer spiritually dead; we are spiritually alive in Christ Jesus.

While all squirrels must stay alert, it is even more critical for the white squirrel to be vigilant. The white squirrel stands out in the crowd and is much more visible to it's enemies. If it does not stay alert, it will be captured and destroyed. We must never forget that our enemy goes about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).

May we learn from the white squirrel.


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