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Friday, February 17, 2012


"Watch out for the tree!" That is a usual warning when the snow flies and sled runners are polished.

At the end of our road is a community park where families come to go sledding. The hill isn’t a mountain but it gives a good thrill on the way down. Once they get to the bottom, the sledder is stopped by hay bales that line the lower limits of the park that ends at a cross street. A fire hydrant is surrounded by more hay as well as the occasional tree along the side. The bales were placed there late in Autumn, long before the first snow of the winter. Downhill sledding can be very safe when the way is prepared, the obstacles are cushioned, and the sledder is aware.

Isn’t that a little like life? It is a spectacular ride! We can’t avoid all things that may be in our path but Jesus has prepared the way, those who have gone before us have left sound advice, and we need to be aware through prayer. Let us pray:

"God of the snow and the hills, we thank you for the thrill of the ride. You have given us lives to live that are full of adventure when we live it fully. How precious are the prints in the snow of Him whom we follow. May we always thank you for your son who walks before us, preparing the way. We thank you that you give us wise ones who can cushion the way if we will listen. Then let us be aware of the good around us and seek truth and wisdom through prayer. Forgive us when we think we are able to do it all on our own. You are our God and Christ is our guide. May we see him at every step along our way. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen"

"God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine."
Copyright 2012 Doris Gaines Rapp

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