Young Mallards - July 23, 2007
A flock or a brood of Mallard ducks were hatched in the pond. They learned to stay together for protection.
Eccl 4:11 Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?
There are 12 of them, so close that they look like one. There were 12 apostles that Jesus sent forth. They were known as the twelve.
Mat 10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
Mat 10:3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
Mat 10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
After our unusual July rain the pond surface was cleared of all the scummy algae and moss. The ducks enjoy foraging together and seemed to not fear me approaching them. They are still young and have not faced the perils of the world. Just like our children, when together they are secure, but sent out into the world there are dangers.
Deu 1:21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.
Isa 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; he will come and save you.