Yesterday, while doing my chores, I peered into that same meadow and, surprise, he was back with a friend. They apparently have a nest in the nearby woods and probably are growing their family.
This made me think of the many times our barn cats have been seen wandering off into those woods. We did once find a dead bunny behind our horse trailer which probably came from this family.
I truly love all of the little creatures, but they are merely just one small part of God's plan for the world, so it is best to leave them alone and let nature follow its course. After all, they reproduce rapidly and, if uncontrolled, would quickly destroy the grass in the fields. So their fast reproduction cycle balances out with their losses as a food source for larger animals, thereby insuring their continued existence while not overtaking the land's ability to support them and other animals.
And we humans can learn from this. Do we care properly for our surroundings? Do we appreciate what they offer and the love that God has shown in giving us these gifts? Each of us must answer these questions and decide for ourselves. And remember, all of our decisions and actions are based upon another gift--the gift of free will.
God gave us the beauty and the majesty of the world as just one way to explain His presence. It's enough to open your mind but it still makes you think and decide for yourself. Through free will we have to make the decision as to whether or not we believe in Him. Are you prepared to, or have you already, made that decision? Trust in Him, worship Him, Abide in Him and your life will forever be glorious.