Weird Pairings

Heard of beefalo and mule? A beefalo is the offspring of a beef animal and a buffalo, while a mule is the child of a male donkey and a female horse.

There are other weird pairings which don’t come to mind so readily. I invite you to solve the puzzle below by matching the name of the off spring with its parents. (Hint. They are in order and you also can search out weird pairings on line!)

dzo                yak and cow

geep               goat and sheep      

liger                male lion and female tiger

zebrula             zebra and horse

hinny               male horse and female she- donkey

tigon                male tiger and female lion

grolar bear        polar Bear and brown bear

coydog               coyote and dog

And then we have Christians who marry non-Christians. It makes for a harder life, because you are walking in two directions. However, this is what Paul says about it.

And if you are married, stay married. This is the Master’s command, not mine. If a wife should leave her husband, she must either remain single or else come back and make things right with him. And a husband has no right to get rid of his wife.

For the rest of you who are in mixed marriages—Christian married to non-Christian—we have no explicit command from the Master, so this is what you must do. If you are a man with a wife who is not a believer but who still wants to live with you, hold on to her. If you are a woman with a husband who is not a believer but he wants to live with you, hold on to him. The unbelieving husband shares to an extent in the holiness of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is likewise touched by the holiness of her husband. Otherwise, your children would be left out; as it is, they also are included in the spiritual purposes of God. (1 Corinthians 7:10-14, MSG)

Prayer- Lord give us strength. Amen.

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