The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, The lion shall eat straw like the ox, And dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,» Says the LORD. ISAIAH 65:25, NKJV
A few years ago I traveled far off the beaten path through Patagonia, in the n south of Argentina. It was an area surrounded by very old trees. This really looked like a place that hadn’t been touched in the past few hundred years. The air was cool and crisp. I had read about old-growth forests in Patagonia, so I thought it would be good to pull over and check it out. I figured I’d just take a quick hike into the forest to see what I could see. Within a few steps it looked as though I was swallowed up by the forest. The ground was dense with soft peat, and the tree canopy above me was thick, making the forest floor dark. That’s when I looked down and noticed something on the soft forest floor. It was a footprint. This was no ordinary footprint though, it was huge—the same size as the palm of my hand.
I’m not great at identifying animal tracks, but I could easily tell this was the print of a very large animal. Upon further inspection, I noticed the print was quite fresh. I also noticed a few feet away a pile of dung, and steam was rising from it! In other words, it was very recent, and the creature that did this was not far away. At this point I was a little nervous, so I slowly stood up and carefully backed out of that spot and quickly made my way back to the car.
In heaven we won’t have to worry about scary animals. The BIBLE says the wolf and the lamb will play together, and the lion will be a vegetarian again. I can’t wait to see how GOD will recreate HIS creations to HIS original plan before sin—and that includes you and me. Are you looking forward to going to heaven? I am!