A certain man was driving on a road which went through a thick forest, which was full of gigantic elephants. Although many people feared to drive through this road, this man took courage and drove alone. But unfortunately, as he was approaching the middle of the jungle, he saw an elephant, which was nursing its calf, standing in the center of the road. He took courage and drove near the elephant. The elephant stood stone still. She continued suckling her baby. The man drove nearer and nearer to the elephant. “This is a female elephant,” the man said to himself. “It cannot hurt me.” He drove closer and closer. He hooted louder and louder. As his car was just about to touch the baby elephant, the elephant seized the car and broke it into pieces. The man was crushed and died. The car never touched the baby elephant. If the baby elephant was a human being, he could have said, “My mother is my salvation; whom shall I fear? My mother is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

In the midst of constant war; in the midst of numerous enemies; David trusted the great protector and thus he was able to say, “The Lord is my light, and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life. The Lord is my refuge; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1. Whenever we are confronted with enemies, we should ever remember that the Lord is on our side. Unlike the elephant, Lord is all-knowing and all powerful. He takes care of us more than the elephant takes care of her calf. Let us trust Him always Read more at CHRIST AND ROOTS