A home for Joey

viaadmin Children's Feature, Volume 49

Have you ever visited the zoo and watched the strange looking animals with short front legs and long hind legs as they bounce around the enclosure? These animals are called kangaroos or wallabies.

There are several species of kangaroo. Red Kangaroos are the largest of the species and can reach a height of two metres. There are roughly 30 species of wallaby. Wallabies are smaller than kangaroos. One type of wallaby, the Parma, is about the same size as a small house cat.

The kangaroo, which is found in Australia, is a wonderful animal. It has strong hind legs and a tail which enables it to bounce gracefully over the ground. The female kangaroo has a pouch. When a baby kangaroo, or joey, is frightened it runs to its mother and jumps head first into this pocket of flesh and fur where it is perfectly safe.

Only a wise Creator-Designer God could give the little joey the instinct to survive.
A newborn joey is blind and naked, with undeveloped legs and ears. It measures about 2.5 centimetres (one inch) long. But it still finds its way unaided into the pouch to find its mother’s milk. How does it know where to go for food and safety?

Only a wise Creator-Designer God could give the little joey the instinct to survive. The same Creator knows the needs of each boy and girl. He knows that we are sinners and need a Saviour. The Lord Jesus took the punishment for our sin when He died on the cross. Just as the joey has a place of safety and protection, we can find shelter in the Lord Jesus Christ if we accept Him as our Lord and Saviour. He said, “Let the little children come to Me” (Mark 10:14).

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