“every living creature according to its kind”
Look at this:
It’s a not-so-great photo that I took at the San Diego Wild Animal Park last year. I came across it in my photos the other day. Sorry it’s not better quality. As I recall, we were rushing to leave, so I snapped it rather hastily. And I would have tried to take a better one, but I could tell by the lighting (and the fact that the camera wanted to focus on the cage) that I wasn’t going to be able to get the colors any better. Which is too bad, because that was the aspect of this beautiful creature that was fascinating me.
I don’t know if you can tell, but his head and neck are light bluish, and the body is rather a mottled brown. Both of them are beautiful in their own way, but what I love is the combination. Blue and brown kinda don’t seem like compatible colors. I mean, if you wanted to wear a light bluish shirt with mottled brown pants, it probably wouldn’t work. Or you’d need something to tie them together ~ the right accessory makes all the difference, doncha think?
Or how about this fella?
This was a photo I saw in National Geographic. Just look at those colors! Who else but God would decide to put brown and white and mint green and hot pink together? I looked at this photo, and I thought, “No wonder it’s so hard for artists to duplicate nature…” I just love the way the lizard’s back has green mixed in with pink and brown, and all perfectly blended. A mosaic, perfectly designed by the Creator.
God blends characteristics that sometimes don’t seem to go together. Like my kind, gentle, ice hockey-playing husband. Or my sister, who studied opera in college, but was also perfectly comfortable in a job that required steel-toed boots and driving a forklift.
We like to pigeon-hole people. Label them. I think it makes us more comfortable, or gives us a feeling of control to think we know what to expect from people. But God is a designer who will not ~ cannot ~ be limited. Expect the unexpected, from others and from yourself.