Saturday, September 22, 2012

   I came across this youtube video of a clever little squirrel who worked his way through  difficult obstacles  to get to his goal.  One obstacle at a time was added over a period of weeks allowing the squirrel to master each one until he could run through the course with ease.

I watched the squirrel, so sure and nimble on his feet, never faltering or showing fear having but one thing in his mind - the reward at the end.
A quote from the apostle Paul came to my mind ...  
"I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ  Jesus."   Php 3:14  

Are we so undeterred by the obstacles of life that we never lose sight of the goal ?
Are our eyes so on Jesus that we, like the squirrel, meet the challenges of life with  singleness of mind?
Are we overcomers, running the race of  life with only the end goal in mind?
Do we see every circumstance as yet another opportunity to bring us closer to that goal?

"Thank you, Lord, for the life lesson your little creature teaches us.  May we be as singleminded as he, even delighting in using whatever we face in life as a 'bridge'  to bring us closer to our goal.  May we all attain the prize of the high calling you have placed before us."  

1 comment:

Anneliese said...

I've been seeing squirrels on my walk too this time of year. They are fun to observe and, yes, singleness of mind would describe them. When it comes to getting around they seem to be able to get wherever they please.