There are things I hope I never experience. For instance, I hope a mouse never runs out from under my car seat and across my foot while I am driving. I have nearly panicked imagining the chaos that would cause.
Today, Mom and I went to the airport to pick up my sister and her husband. We were nearly there when out of my peripheral vision I spied movement. It wasn’t my mom and it wasn’t a mouse. It was something airborne. I took a deep breath and determined I would not have an accident fighting off the airborne mystery invader.
I was approaching a stop light so I started to slow while frantically swatting at the flying thing. Within seconds I determined it was a moth that had heretofore been snoozing in a corner. Awakened from its slumber, it now desperately tried to escape this prison of its own making. It wasn’t trying to hurt me nor did it have the ability to hurt me. It just flapped about, trying to find its way to freedom.
I managed to stop at the light without causing an accident and rolled the window down to let the poor moth escape. It might not have been my greatest fear, but still a bit unnerving.
25“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?Matthew 6:25-27
I worry about a lot of things that don’t happen. And then when they do, it isn’t at all like I imagined. God gives you grace to be in the situation you find yourself, not for the one in your imagination. Stand strong, do not be afraid, do not worry or fear! It’s all going to be all right!
Happy Hump Day!