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Bears and Fools

By January 17, 2012 No Comments

People from North Pointe are reading and reflecting  on portions of the Bible, everyday.  Cindy Glubish had these reflections from her readings on Feb. 17th.

A female grizzly bear…
-Can weigh somewhere between 290–440 lbs
-Can reach 198cm/6.50 ft in length
-Can clock between 48-60 km an hour in speed
-Have paws that are 10-12 “ long
-Have claws that can reach 6 “ in length
-Have a keen sense of smell that is 100,000 times stronger than a human
-Produce 1-4 young (commonly two) every other year
-Are very protective of their offspring and will attack ferociously if they think she or her cubs are threatened.
-Are considered by some experts to be the most aggressive bear
-Are responsible for 70% of fatal injuries to humans

And yet…

“Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly.” -Proverbs 17:12-

Fool: a person who acts unwisely or imprudently
Imprudent: not showing care for the consequences of an action
Folly: lack of good sense; foolish
Foolish: the trait of acting stupidly or rash

When I read this passage of scripture in my devotions today, it actually made me go, “Hmmm… interesting.” Here I had been thinking about bears and how lucky they are that they get to hibernate in these -37 degree temperatures, and voila, I end up reading a passage about, wouldn’t you know it, a bear. Ha. God has a funny sense of humor…

So I’m taking it to mean that my simple challenge for this year will be… to think different about the company I keep and the choices I make. I encourage you to do the same!
Cindy Keating Glubish

For your copy of North Pointe’s reading plan go to http://www.northpointechurch.ca/ and click on the “Events” drop down page.

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