Greg Miller

Forest Residents Tackle Problem With Nearby Human Community

© 2013

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A special supermarket was located in the center of the forest.

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The supermarket served the multitudes of critters which lived in the length and breadth of the vast forest.

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Several species of squirrels called the forest home. The supermarket made a point to stock a large quantity of acorns, the squirrels’ favorite nut.

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The leader of the forest squirrels was named Magnificent. A very friendly rodent, Magnificent had a very outgoing personality.

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Magnificent was the squirrels’ representative on the Forest-Wide Animal Council. She had served two three-year terms and was in the middle of her third term.

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Lorraine represented the lions on the council. Lorraine was not only the lion’s representative on the governing body, she was also Queen of the Forest.

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Lorraine and Magnificent were best friends. Lorraine protected Magnificent from all the forest’s predators which had a particular taste for squirrel. In return, Magnificent kept her ears open for any news which Lorraine could use in her capacity on the Forest-Wide Animal Council.

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Once every year, all forest residents went to their local Voting Tree to cast their ballots for Favorite Forest Resident. The winner received a large basket of goodies provided by the forest’s various animal communities.

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The squirrel community chipped in a few hundred broken nut shells. The lion community donated a large paw-and-dirt portrait of Lorraine.

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The deer community wanted to give something which could not be measured in terms of material worth. Peaceful, the forest’s most tranquil deer, told Lorraine she was going to pray a special prayer for all the forest’s residents.

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“Thank you very much,” said Lorraine. “Of course, your gift can’t be included with the goody basket, because there is no premium on prayer.

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“When you pray,” Lorraine continued, I want you to specifically include me in your prayer.”

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“What’s going on with you?,” asked Peaceful.

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“I want you to pray that the Sovereign Lord will help those of us who live in the forest to have a better relationship with our nearby human community,” Lorraine said. “For me, this is a matter of grave concern.

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“It seems the human community has a hunting season for almost all of our forest communities. We lose a few animals every month to their hunters.”

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“I know,” said Peaceful. “Just a couple of months ago, Graceful, one of my great friends, was taken from us during the deer hunting season.”

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“I’m concerned that those of us in the lion community could be in danger from this menace,” said Lorraine. “As far as I know, the human community doesn’t have a taste for lion steak, but I just want you to pray that the thought doesn’t become a possibility or a reality!”

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