This Week’s Thought

By Brad Campbell –

Just a thought to help start your week.

You’ve seen squirrels playing around in your yard or elsewhere.  I’ve shared pictures of more than one squirrel with you through the years, but here is another one today.  Take a close look at this picture, the squirrel, and his surroundings.  I wonder if we might take a lesson from him.

Maybe you’re frustrated because this year of 2020 hasn’t been quite what you signed up for.  Maybe you’ve had no great life threatening issues, but you feel isolated, discouraged, and worn out.  Many of us have had those moments or even days.

But look at our furry friend here.  The impending danger (me) approaching him doesn’t seem to bother him.  He’s aware, but he isn’t running away.  There are also thorns that have sprouted up in front and behind him, and yet he sits contented between them.  He would probably be more comfortable hiding in his safe nest somewhere high up in the trees, but here he sits on an old worn out fence rail snacking on an acorn.

The point is that the squirrel hasn’t let the problems surrounding him stop him from his normal routine.  Have you?  Too many times we allow our problems or self-imposed perceived difficulties keep us from carrying on with life.

The truth is that the squirrel really isn’t in any danger.  As a matter of fact, he is probably safer on that old fence rail between the thorns, surrounded by the things that keep the enemy at bay.  It’s all a matter of perspective.

Don’t let the thorns and other issues of this week keep you from your responsibilities for His Kingdom, and remember that those little thorns (perspective!) may be keeping you away from even greater danger from which the Lord has spared you.

Just a thought.

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