On Saturday as I drove toward the interstate I saw a silver sporty convertible car. When I saw it I thought about people who can afford such luxury vehicles. The car was in the right lane and we both turned left onto the outer road toward the entrance ramp. This sporty convertible got in front of me and as it entered the highway I saw something black and small fall from underneath the chassis. I watched as it tumbled around, all the while trying to figure out what it was. Then four legs caught the pavement and took off running. It quickly made its way off of the interstate and onto the grassy shoulder. Mystery solved, it was a small black cat. Probably hidden under the hood somewhere and the ride got too rough and it had to exit.
I remember one time when a cat had crawled up under the hood of our car and stayed there for around a 30 mile trip before it came out. That was in the winter and I am sure it was trying to keep warm by the engine. I really have no explanation for the black cat that fell out on the highway. We live in Texas and sleeping near a hot or warm engine does not sound like a smart option. But who knows what the reason was the fact was that I wish I had been videotaping the incident. It could have been a viral video.
Was this an act of heroic proportions to jump from the car and scramble off the road? Or was it a loss of grip and scramble to recover before getting hit? Would the cat be able to find it’s way home? Or would it be lost and lonely? Would it find a new home? Would it get struck by a car as it wandered around? Would it even know which way to turn? Was it a stray cat that just happened to find its way to this car?
It amazes me the questions that pop into my head about this poor creature. Can you imagine the tragedy of suddenly finding yourself rolling on the pavement of the interstate with cars coming at you? Life is like that sometimes. We suddenly wake up and realize we have just fallen from a place of comfort and now have to scramble to a safe place because things are bearing down on us.
In these situations there is only one place to turn, straight into the arms of a loving God. He will always take us into his arms and keep us. Even if we have strayed into a dangerous place, God can protect and guide us to a better place.
21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,
preserve sound judgment and discretion;
22 they will be life for you,
an ornament to grace your neck.
23 Then you will go on your way in safety,
and your foot will not stumble.
24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
25 Have no fear of sudden disaster
or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26 for the Lord will be at your side
and will keep your foot from being snared.
Enjoy your week. I will be back next week with more.