Hidden Kingdoms

I have recently watched a fantastic BBC Earth documentary titled Hidden Kingdoms. It’s about a cast of miniature creatures, facing huge adversities and gigantic odds against them. For them, everyday is an epic adventure just to stay alive. But yet despite their huge challenges, the little heroes faced life with great perseverance and enthusiasm.

Hidden Kingdoms - Grasshopper MouseOne particular character stands out for me, and that’s the Grasshopper Mouse, cute little fellow. Chased by flooding waters, hawks, and rattlesnakes; but yet battling scorpions, fainting due to the venom, but recovered to feast on its prize.

Compared to these little guys, we humans have much to learn; or unlearn.

Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing. Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds! Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?

“So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.   Luke 12:22-26, 32

Hidden Kingdoms - Grasshopper Mouse

Sometimes, we need be still and reflect. Well, whatever we are facing, it is probably tiny compared to what these little guys encounter with their existence on the line daily. If the humble “rodents” can live under such unforgiving conditions yet live everyday with such fervour and zeal, then are we as human beings embarrassing our Creator by worrying and anxious over trivial stuffs, not living our lives abundantly? Are we not a lot more valuable than these mere creatures?

For me, it took the hidden kingdoms to remind us that our Father in heaven has already given us the Kingdom. So don’t be afraid, little flock.

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