Chirp! Chirp! Chirp! It used to wake me up each morning with a cheery good morning chirp. I never saw it alive because each morning its chirp seemed to come from a different place and I did not look for it. However, one day as I entered my bathroom I saw its form upside down on the floor – it was dead! I had grown used and somewhat fond of its chirp and miss it now. What does the Bible say of lizards?
Leviticus 11:29 “These are unclean for you among the swarming creatures that crawl over the land: the rat, mouse, lizards of every kind,
Proverbs 30:28 The lizard you may grasp with the hands,Yet it is in kings’ palaces.
Lizards or geckos according to Leviticus are unclean even though they do kill insects in the home and keep it free of such insects.
Lizards are found in homes and palaces. They are adapt and fleet footed and sensitive to its surroundings preferring peace rather than conflict. It is observed that in conflict the lizard could lose its tail. It is not stopped by this because it prefers life to a tail which after all is not so useful. and could grow again. As Christians, we could learn from the lizard, fleet footed in choosing our environment and knowing when to release and lose a battle than lose a war. Lizards take excellent care of themselves and we could learn this lesson too.