Nice Morsel

The Lion Lays Down With The Lamb!

I personally take great comfort in the words of the Bible that the poor we will always have with us. I like it because it makes the problem so enormous that it is impossible for me to fix so I can just walk away and thus fulfill the prophecy. Who am I to contradict Jesus after all?

I also like the part of the lion and the wolf dwelling with the lamb, the leopard lying down with the kid goat, and fatling calf is given to the young lion. My interpretation of that is that because there are weak and hungry people, I can continue to live in a society that grows rich from their positions of lack. The powerful people in our world can continue to live off the powerless. In other words, God provides room service for the meat eaters, and He provides the poor to serve me. I know how to interpret the Bible! Just read for yourself.

Isa 11:6-7 And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

The leopard shall lie down with the kid goat…, eating it slowly I would imagine.

Well, I must admit I have stretched my interpretation a bit. I don’t really understand how a lion can eat straw like an ox, but I do know that in order to do so, God must tame its heart.

Am I ready to do what it takes to bring the change that God wants to bring? Or am I content with the fact that Jesus said: Mt 26:11 The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.


Michael and Kay Johnson have been involved with overseas missionary work since 1984. Their work has included a brief trip to Zaire (Congo), where they worked in Tandala Hospital for a period of 7 weeks and again to Kenya in 1987 for a period of 7 weeks. They began full time work overseas in 1989 when they were accepted with World Gospel Mission of Marion, Indiana to work at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya East Africa.

Michael was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. Kay was born and raised in the Ann Arbor community of Michigan. They both knew Christ as Savior when they met and married while Michael attended the U of M medical school and Kay attended Eastern Michigan University.

The Lord called them to Kenya after a few years in private practice in Philadelphia.

The Johnsons now make their home in Kenya to helping provide health care to the over 30,000 street children of Nairobi and to help in the training of Kenyan physicians. They are also involved with several development projects, providing schools, water sources, farming and medical assistance to underdeveloped communities. Through these ministries, many orphaned children are now being placed in Christian families by adoption and foster care.

The Johnsons have four adult children, Elijah 28, Christina 26, Emmanuel 23 and Keturah 20 years of age.