THE WOLF AND THE ELK
This is a parable for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see. It was related to me by Red Elk, a native American elder when he came to visit me, and we had many a talk and I heard many a parable from him. Red Elk passed away some time ago, but I will never forget the many stories concerning salvation in the Lord. Many Christian people dismissed him as a lunatic that was just a total apostate who knew nothing about Christianity. So here was one of his favorite parables, and the truth that it contains goes right over the head of folks who claim to have ears to hear but are deaf, and eyes to see but are blind.
“Once upon a time there was a big gray wolf and who was now perishing for lack of food and was very weak and so tired, he was laying down and was going to soon die if he did not get some food. He was starving to death and he knew it. He was so weak, however, that he was not certain if he could run fast enough to catch anything and was ready to give up and go into eternal sleep.
As he lay there a big elk walked by. The wolf knew that he would die if he could not catch the elk and bring it down. With all the strength the wolf had, he got up and ran after the elk as fast as he could and refused to give up, refused to believe he could not capture and eat this elk, and finally, with all the strength he had, and with a fierce struggle, he fought the good fight and he OVERCAME and brought down the elk and found nourishment to continue.”
Buried within this parable are truths that all of modern Christianity has no clue about, and thus, they perish by the millions.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
One might want to look up the words OVERCOMETH, HUNGER and THIRST.