A couple of weeks ago, Patrick Brown, the mayor of Brampton Ontario, tweeted this message, “Umm . . . something I thought I would never have to say, #Brampton please keep your eyes peeled for an alligator.”

Later, Peel Regional Police posted that they were investigating reports of a 5-6 foot alligator in a storm drainage pond.

Sure, with a global pandemic and reports of murder hornets on the loose, why shouldn’t we be surprised by the appearance of an alligator in Brampton?

When the search failed to turn up an alligator, it was determined by Brampton Animal control officers that the eyewitnesses had been mistaken. That what they had seen was an animal that is often confused for an alligator. No, not a crocodile, a beaver.

Seriously, how do you mistake a beaver for an alligator?

And yet in today’s world people often place their faith in money, the government and science. It’s easy to believe what you want to believe and to see what you want to see.

Perhaps in these days, it would be wise to heed Jesus’ words in John 14:1-2 “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.

Oh, in case you were wondering, the police said the beaver was not taken into custody.

Have a great week and remember: To see what is possible, you’ll have to attempt the impossible

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