By Brad Campbell –
Just a thought to help start your week.
Oh dear, it’s Monday again. Admit it. You’ve said or thought that already today. Why do we sometimes dread Monday? Perhaps it’s because most of us hate the possibilities of the unknown. We know what our plans are for the week, but we don’t how those plans will change, and we don’t know what else God has in store for us along the way, either.
As children, we feel safe in the watch care of our parents. As long as Mom or Dad is nearby, we are ok. So why aren’t we that way as adults? These two deer – mom and little one – explored the area behind our house not too long ago. Mom’s ears were perked up, alert for any danger or unforeseen harm. As Christians, why can’t we be as content as the baby deer, relying on our Parent to guide and guard our way this week?
No we don’t know what’s ahead, and that makes us uncomfortable at times. However, we do know that God is already there, He is ever alert and protecting His children, and we are safe in His presence. Instead of “Oh dear, it’s Monday”, how about “Oh dear Father, I trust You to lead me through the unforeseen dangers of this week, spiritual and physical. May I remain as close to You as this tiny deer is to its mother. And may I grow to pant for You as the deer pants for water, longing for more.”