This photo is of Leonard the Turtle. She (long story) is the friendly turtle at our pond. I can drop food in front of her, but she really prefers to eat it from my hand. She would eat as long as I am willing to sit on the rock and offer it to her. The other turtles like food, but are shy and cautious. I saw Sheldon’s head sticking out of the lily pads today, but he wouldn’t come out into the open water and feed. Penny came close and watched Leonard eat, but she would not come in close enough to eat from my hand. Speedy would swim out grab a bit and duck back under the protection of the vegetation. When you go before the Lord to be fed from His Word, which turtle are you more like? Do you only poke your head out like Sheldon? Do you watch others feed and wish you could too like Penny? Do you grab a bite and run for cover like Speedy? Or do you come close like Leonard and eat from His hand? I have been like all of them at one time or another. I want to be a Leonard, a person hungry for as much as the Lord will share!
Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see— how good God is. Blessed are you who run to him.
P.S. I have never been bit by a turtle, but fish are another story!