Destination and Reaction
She was shocked, I wasn’t. She wasn’t looking, I was. She didn’t know where she was going, I was watching for her. She scurried out of the way, I slowly proceeded.
This morning, I pulled into the church parking lot and cautiously made my way to a spot. As I located one I also noticed an elderly lady crossing in front of me while talking to someone. She had no idea I was there and only when she took a breath from her conversation and looked up did she realize she had wandered into the path of an approaching vehicle. Her face said it all as her mouth fell open, her eyes grew wide and she made a quick bee line out of the way. I couldn’t help but laugh out loud because I knew she wasn’t ever in any danger.
After I parked I reflected and wondered if our lives are similar. Are we anxious and frightened over perceived danger when in truth we are safe? Our focus is too often on the threat not the One in control. Where we look, what we know, determines our destination and our reaction to life and what it brings our way.