No wonder a 150-year-old tortoise can have babies. They don’t watch the news.
When fear confronts a tortoise it pulls its head into its shell and makes the world go away.
When danger confronts a tortoise it pulls its head into its shell and rests in the safety of its shell. A tortoise shell can withstand the pressure of 200 times its weight.
Tortoises could have coined KISS…Keep it Simple Stupid. They have one answer for every hazardous circumstance in their lives. Ignore it. Don’t focus on it. They even bury their eggs in the ground.
Abide in God. Focus on Jesus. I can’t promise that you will have children at age 150—but you will have a depth of peace and joy that outward circumstances can’t steal.
“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts.” Colossians 3:15
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4 thoughts on “Like A Tortoise”
Thanks, Meghan. Amen, indeed. We serve an awesome Lord.
What a wonderful lesson from the tortoise. Thank you for sharing this, Steph. Fretting about things we have no control over and can do nothing about is counter productive. It’s exactly what the devil wants to do to us. Make us useless for our Lord’s service.
You are wise, Sharon, and so right. That is exactly what God’s enemy wants; he wants us to take our eyes off Jesus. God bless.