Can you guess what those three things have in common?
You see, emus and kangaroos share a common characteristic - neither can move backward. If an emu, with its three-toed feet, tries to go backward, it falls over. The kangaroo is similarly challenged by its long tail.
That's why the Australians incorporated these two animals into their nation's coat of arms. Always forward, never backward!
I love that!
That's the church!
That's our church!
We too have been called to move into God's future for us. Our history can teach us and we must learn from our history. But no one's future is there. We are building on our history but the promises of God for the Little Church on the Prairie have yet to be fulfilled.
The church has been called to move forward into God's vision.
Emus, Kangaroos, and the Little Church on the Prairie...
Makes perfect sense to me!