Playing With Lions
Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book, was born in India this day in 1865. The lead character in the story, an Indian boy named Mowgli, is brought up by wolves and becomes Master of the Jungle. It’s one of the all-time great stories of make believe for children. But the Bible tells us that a time will come when children will actually play with wild animals. “A wolf will reside with a lamb, and a leopard will lie down with a young goat; an ox and a young lion will graze together, as a small child leads them along.” (Is. 11:6) God’s kingdom is real. It’s coming. And that’s no fairy tale.