We headed out on this beautiful Saturday morning for a drive to complete a few Saturday errands: get the truck serviced, pick up some supplies, and, of course, a stop for some ice cream. Shortly after pulling out into the endless traffic of beach goers moving quickly through the county, we saw the Geico squirrel. You know the Geico squirrel! He, or maybe it’s a she, waits for an unsuspecting vehicle, runs into the middle of the road, and stops. When the car, or truck in our instance, swerves, he runs the other way causing utter mayhem and emphasizing the need for car insurance.
So, this squirrel ran to the middle of the road, dodging cars in heavy traffic and stopped right in front of us. There was no time and no place to swerve so my husband continued on, attempting to straddle the reckless animal. When I looked back, I did not see a squashed squirrel. Instead, he ran on across the road, making it to safety. I hope the adventure was worthwhile for him.
The scenario seemed to hold a lesson, though. Sometimes, when we are facing tremendous challenges (a.k.a. – an enormous truck headed our way on the road of life), the best strategy may be to hunker down and stay put. God can keep us even when the odds seem overwhelming, and the greatest place of safety is right where He has placed us.
I don’t advise running out in front of trucks but when you are stuck in the path of a storm, stop and rest in His presence.
Psalm 91 (KJV)
91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.