2014-10-29 - No Fear
Originally Published 2013-09-25
The other night, I was standing out on the deck waiting for the dogs, and I heard ducks from a distance, but could not see them. I waited and watched in the direction of their call, and after a couple of minutes, I noticed a fantastic sight. There were three different V-formations of them, totaling maybe sixty or seventy birds. It was dusk, and they were headed in the direction of the slipping sun. It's funny how many times - when I am tired and even frustrated by daily life events - something like that from nature will appear, to distract me and also to remind me of God's glorious wonder.
As I watched the ducks flying toward the closing moments of the day's sunshine, I was reminded of the fact they have no fear of reaching their goal. They instinctually know exactly the last moment possible, to leave and make it to their destination. How I wish I could more often be that - fearless!!! While on my daily journey, I sometimes find it difficult to consciously realize the fact that God's got me. After coming to know Him, I intellectually, almost instinctually, realize that my future is assured by his promises. Yet I can be distracted by some of the hurdles we figuratively jump along the way.. So take it from the ducks: Keep moving toward the light, knowing that as long as you're in Him and His will, it's going to be fine!
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John 8:12, KJV)
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.