Safe to Pass
This morning, on my way to meet a new client, I rounded a curve and came upon an oversized piece of farm equipment beginning to ascend a hill very slowly. I applied the brakes and occasionally peeked around looking for an opportunity to pass.
Unfortunately, the big red machine was too large and we were approaching the crest of the hill. I then noticed a white truck in front of the hay baler whose driver was motioning for me to pass. He was indicating “all clear” and it was safe to proceed. The decision I had to make was whether or not to trust this one who was ahead of me and could see what I couldn’t. I chose to trust and passed without incident.
Reflecting on the situation as as I continued towards my destination, I thought about the journey of life and the importance of being able to put our faith in others, especially when we can’t see, don’t know, what’s over the hill, around the curve waiting for us.
Perhaps life’s path can be traversed alone but the going will be slower and the joy found in helpful, caring, sojourners will be lost.