If you meet an elephant with feathers,
Do not ask about the weather.
That big beast might start to fly,
And if it crashed--well, you might die!
So, do not dawdle! Do not wait,
Or you just might be too late!
Just run away in ANY weather
If you see an elephant with feathers.
Keep me safe, O God,
for in you I take refuge.
--Psalm 16:1, NIV84
Even small children can learn that the Lord is their safe place, their refuge when they face real and imagined danger.
This poem ©2005 by James L. Swindle, is from the book If I Had a Purple Horse.
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