“That’s how quick it can happen,” said my husband. He had observed my near catastrophe from the open kitchen window.
I was doubled over laughing. Embarrassed. Relieved. And sore.
Our dachshund Scotty has a mind of his own. On Independence Day morning I took him outside. He did his business. And then sat. And sat. And sniffed the beautiful warm air. And he sat some more, long haired silky ears gently flapping in the wind. Ignoring me. He’s cute. I was in a hurry. Finally I picked Scotty up to get moving. I took the final step from the slanted dirt path up onto the concrete driveway.
And just like that.
One Puma flip flop caught the cement edge. Flailing forward, Scotty launched out of my arms and scrambled safely away. Four huge desperate comical stumbling steps later, fighting to stay upright, arms outstretched, I triumphed and landed face first on the hood of the car.
How quickly we can stumble.
Proverbs 4:11-13 talks about stumbling. While the world is tumbling spiritually into deep darkness, God offers powerful strength to keep us upright and steady. Are you relying on his instructions and wisdom today?
“I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.” Proverbs 4:11-13
A thought for today:
Lord, help me to
listen to what you say
accept what you say
pay attention to what you say
(And if I stumble, please launch me to safety!)