29 Jul Do I See What I Think I See?
“Quick. Alan, look! What is that strange looking thing? Could it be a dangerous creature?” My voice quivered as I began imagining all the possibilities.
Looking out of the window by our front door, I was shocked to see an unknown “something” sitting in the pine straw by the sidewalk. Quickly, I ran to the kitchen to find binoculars. Racing back to the window, I stared while adjusting the view.
I was too close to the item for binoculars to work properly. No matter how much I adjusted the dials, I could not clearly focus on the unknown “something”.
“Do you think it’s a snake curled up or maybe a different kind of mushroom?” I asked Alan.
Deciding to gather the shovel and some brave thoughts, Alan headed out of the garage door and made his way to the front of the house. Shovel in hand just in case he needed to chase something away or get rid of the thing in another way, he inched up on the light brown “something”.
Taking the shovel and preparing to take a little poke at whatever it was, Alan readied himself for possible interaction. I, of course, stayed inside and stared through the blinds.
Inch by inch, he walked closer, waiting to see what would happen.
A big smile spread across his face as he looked at me staring out of the window.
“Here’s your dangerous creature.” This man has tons of patience and I am thankful for his understanding of my silly thoughts.
Alan poked the “unknown” and it didn’t move. Lifting the light brown item onto the shovel, we both realized the true identity of the thing that had caused me worry.
The wind had blown strong in the morning and a light brown cracker wrapper had ended up in our pine straw.
No dangerous creature. No “unknown”. Just a simple wrapper for some crackers.
We are thankful there was no need for worry and that Alan didn’t have to dispose of anything dangerous. He did reach down, pick up the wrapper and place it in the trash can.
Another day in the life of the Henderson’s. You know our family motto is “It’s Always A Story With The Henderson’s”. I love how God gives us funny situations to laugh about and to share with others.
Have your eyes ever deceived you? Have you thought you saw one thing only to find out there was actually something else in your sights?
Let’s keep our eyes fixed on Him today and every day. God is with us always.
Have a blessed day,