Growl, Groan, Grit and Grin

Newton’s Third Law states that for every action (force) in nature, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

For every action, there is a reaction. On a small mount two-thousand years ago, Jesus gave the greatest sermon in history. In this sermon He said that he who hears His words and does them is like a wise man who builds his house on the rock — but he who hears His words and does not do them is a foolish man who builds his house on the sand. For both individuals, the wind blew, the rain fell and the waters rose. At the end of the day, only one house remained. The action is the storm. The reaction is either to stand or to fall — the difference is those who “do” and those who “don’t do”.

Most lions live in a pride (tribe, pack). Each one fulfills certain tasks, whether hunting, guarding or raising the young. One or two from the pack will often roam the boundaries of the pride’s territory. Each lion has a roar that is specific to that beast, and can be heard by the human ear for up to five miles. As the lion roars, it does a few different things:

1) It lets the pride know that “Big Daddy” is around and they don’t need to fear

2) It lets other lions that are not in the pack know, “Yo playa, you on my property so you betta check yourself.”

3) It sends a message to every living creature within that five-mile-radius that there is a predator on the loose.

When the action of the storm hits, it will cause different reactions from the “doers”. It will cause some to growl, some to groan, some to grit and some to grin. Check it — different storms cause different reactions from different doers. None of these reactions are wrong; they are just different.

Today I am remembering the power of this lion’s roar. Come on pride — let me hear your roar cry!

Tomorrow we’ll talk about the power of your groan.


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