Jesus sent seventy disciples paired in two’s to places which he designated for them to “make way” for his eventual visit. He warned them that they would be like scattered sheep, easy prey for wolves and coyotes. They were to preach the gospel and work miracles, which would make them a target.
Today, I read an article about wolves which gave me new insight as to these amazing animals. There was a picture included in the post which showed a pack of wolves traveling across a snowy mountain trail. Three wolves were in the lead, many followed directly behind, five more behind them, and in the rear, one sole wolf trailed behind the rest.
What I found interesting in the narrative is that the first three were the old and sick and set the pace for the larger running group. Next came the strongest and best—the protectors. The sole wolf was actually the leader of the pack. His job was to make sure no one was left behind and is ready to run any direction to protect and serve, such as a bodyguard.
I have found that traveling in pairs in not only safer but more fun, helpful, and inspirational. But it is the Leader who I want to join me in my travels—the one that has my back at all times.
Lord, thank you for being the great Leader in my life. Amen.