Oh, wow! Balaam’s donkey talked!
This was one of my kid’s favorite Bible stories when they were younger. We had a book with great pictures and simple Bible stories which my children loved to have us read to them every night.
A talking Donkey doesn’t take a lot of imagination when you’re a kid. And kids have no problem believing that the donkey was the smart one in this story. Balaam didn’t see or wouldn’t see…but the donkey saw the angel blocking his path right away. Kids know how distracted adults are so they’re not surprised that Balaam was clueless.
Those of us with pets often find ourselves talking to them, right? Most of us have probably wished at some point that our pets could talk back.
I’ve never had an animal start talking to me but I’ve had unusual things happen that have opened my eyes to what God was doing around me and what he was trying to tell me. Many of us call these ‘coincidences’ but I don’t believe in coincidences. I call them ‘God-incidences’. This is when God lines up the things going on around me with what I’m thinking and what I’m reading in his Word so he can tell me or show me something he wants me to know. Not a coincidence. It’s God moving and speaking.
Through the years, I’ve accumulated quite a bit of experience seeing God interact with my daily life in order to guide me or wake me up to what he’s doing. So I’m not expecting my dog, Bella, to look at me and start talking any time soon.
But it could happen.
Please keep my eyes and heart open to you, Abba Father.