The Australian coat of arms includes two iconic animals endemic to Australia, the kangaroo and the emu.
Kangaroos have large, powerful hind legs, large feet adapted for leaping, and a long, large muscular tail for balance. Roos can be found in all parts of Australia, even in city outskirts.
The emu is the largest bird native to Australia. The flightless birds measure up to 2 metres (6.6 ft) in height. They have long thin legs, allowing them to take strides of up to 275 centimetres (9.02 ft) Emus can travel at a fast trot and can sprint at 50 km/h (31 mph) for long distances. The emu inhabits most of Australia but avoids heavily populated areas.
The kangaroo and emu have one unique feature in common:
THEY CANNOT MOVE BACKWARDS
Because of their inability to move backwards, they were an apt choice for the coat of arms of a new, young country, representing forward progression.
We who follow the Lord Jesus should be like the emu and kangaroo,
moving only forwards.
“No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back,
is fit for the kingdom of God”
If we are “looking unto Jesus” [Hebs 12:2]
we are looking ahead, moving forwards.
If we are moving forwards
we are being used more in God’s service;
we are becoming more like Christ.
“If you have EVER been closer to the Lord than you are at this moment,
you are a backslider.”
HOW IS OUR PROGRESS?
Are we more Christlike today than we were last year, last month, last week?
We should be.
Mr Anon says:
# If there is no fruit in my life, there is no reason for my existence.
# The Lordship of Christ is neither optional nor negotiable.
# Where Christ does not rule, sin does.