You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.Psalm 56:8
It’s not unusual to hear of new mothers rejecting their young in zoos and in the wild, but we may not think about how it affects the rejected newborns emotionally. In the case of an elephant calf named Zhuang-zhuang, it was devastating.Shortly after Zhuang-zhuang was born at the Shendiaoshan wild animal reserve in Rong-cheng, China, his mother stepped on him, according to the Metro U.K. The staff hoped it was an accident, but after treating Zhuang-zhuang’s injuries and returning him to his mother, she attacked him again.”The calf was very upset and he was crying for five hours before he could be consoled,” said a worker at the reserve. “He couldn’t bear to be parted from his mother.”
The good news in this story is that Zhuang-zhuang has now become very attached to his trainer and has recovered because of the gentle care shown him during his ordeal.
Whether you have been rejected by a family member or a friend you know how deeply it hurts. Jesus knows the same pain for it is written, Jesus is the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone. (Acts 4:11)~ Pastor Bob Barnett
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