Saturday, August 6, 2011
Ella And The Elephants
This week was Ella's birthday, and she is five years old now! Here she is standing in front of her cake, getting so grown up looking, but still as sweet and tender-hearted as ever! All other pictures after the cake are from different times in the past. For my new followers, Ella is the little girl we have been helping care for almost since she was born, she is like a granddaughter to us.. Anne Marie, who is on this blog frequently also, is our granddaughter.
Elephants have brains very similar to human brains, and they are really smart. They can play, mimic, express grief, and use tools.You know that old saying that an elephant never forgets? Well, that is true!! Elephants have very good memories, they will remember people who have mistreated them years layer, and hold a grudge. How wonderful that God doesn't hold a grudge when we misbehave! Unlike the elephant, he not only forgives our sins, but FORGETS them!!
"For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."
"For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us."