About a week ago we found a dead rat in the yard. It had succumbed to the rat poison we had put out. Rats are something you can not have on the farm, they chew wires, soil feed, eat eggs, and chicks. So they are dispatched whenever they are encountered. But this was different these rats had not done any of these things. But I knew their nature, they will grow up and will do these things. So after a few minutes of thought and prayer I settled upon a plan to dispatch them quickly and humanly. They are barely alive since the female rat had not been there in almost a week. After the deed was done I pondered this thing I had done. I felt so bad for doing it, but I knew I had to be done. It reminded me again that we live in a fallen world and death is a part of life now. But it made me so angry knowing that what I did was not how it was meant to be. It was because of a choice made. Adam chose to sin and with him all of the creation fell and death was introduced into the world.
With this I look toward the day when there will be a new heaven and a new earth and the lion will lay down with the lamb and death will be known no more.