Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Incredible Turtle Journey

It was another one of those things that if I hadn’t seen it, I wouldn’t have believed it.

 My daughter Sara loves animals and she has had a variety of them as pets over the years.  When she came back from the beach a few years ago, she brought back some miniature turtles. They were so cute and not much bigger than a quarter.  We also have a miniature dachshund, Little John.  So I kept the turtles high up on a counter to keep him away from them. And I put them in a deep container so they couldn’t crawl out. Or so I thought. 

  We came in home one day and Sara’s turtle Reg was missing from his box.  That stumped me.  I thought somebody would have had to pick him up.  Then I realized the little coral tree decoration was sitting close to the container’s edge.  Could he have climbed the tree and gotten out?  He could have fallen off the counter to a lower counter, to a stool, and then to the floor.  Could he do all that and survive?  I doubted it until I found him across the room behind the dog’s crate.  Yep!  He did all that plus he didn’t get eaten by Little John!

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?”  Psalm 27:1 (NKJV)

I think part of the reason Reg the turtle was able to do all that was his lack of fear. Reg didn’t question.  He just kept going.  What if we did that as Christians?  What if we didn’t let fear stop or hinder us?  We just kept going and working for the Lord. Wow! What a difference we could make. 

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