Leaping Over a Wall

As I drove home from chapel some weeks ago, I saw a hare on the lane. Shy animals at the best of times, I slowed down lest he did anything foolish like run in front of me as Elijah before Ahab. He simply leapt over the wall without even a run-up, so powerful were his legs. It was rather impressive, like watching a small, brown Harrier jump jet lift off from a carrier.  It reminded me of David's song in 2 Samuel 22:29-31:

“For You are my lamp, O Lord;

The Lord shall enlighten my darkness.

For by You I can run against a troop;

By my God I can leap over a wall.

As for God, His way is perfect;

The word of the Lord is proven;

He is a shield to all who trust in Him.”

(New King James Version, emphasis mine)

Running against a troop might be considered more dramatic than leaping over a wall, but having seen the hare do it, I find it no less a feat. The God who carefully designed the hare will enable His people to overcome obstacles and barriers, even King Sauls with murderous intentions and Philistines with superior weaponry.

And call upon me in the day of trouble: so will I deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. Psalm 50:15, Geneva Bible

Image by Thomas Drescher from Pixabay