Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Chase


It pays to consider the risks and dangers of "the chase" . . .


I watched as these two fox squirrels playfully chased each other in the yard. The fun and games quickly led them into the busy highway. Fortunately for them, they safely made it across.
That's not always the case, however.

For us human beings, "the chase" may involve a pursuit of power . . . or wealth . . . or recognition . . . or pleasure . . . or ______________.
You fill in the blank.
But each of these pursuits has the potential to take us places that we never really intended to go . . . places that threaten our moral and spiritual well-being.

If we are wise, we'll follow this advice:
Flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness,
faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.
I Timothy 6:11

And that pursuit will ultimately take us . . . to an out of this world place!!

12 comments:

S. Etole said...

Good "catch" ... and the way you applied it!

Ginny said...

What a good thing to remember, and a great devotional, as well. Hard to catch the zigzagging run of a squirrel, I must commend you on your photography and fast reflexes!

Kathy said...

Wow! You caught them suspended in air!

Southern Lady said...

What an awesome shot! How true are your words. We need to be really careful about what we chase after. Carla

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Glenda, I love the way you take a picture and some words and turn it in to a devotional. You should write a little book of devotions.

Yes---sometimes we feel like we are in a 'chase' as we go through life. I never slowed down until I got older... Now--I'm trying to make up for lost time when it comes to 'smelling the roses'.....

The chase does take us to many places --some good and some bad.... The temptations are always out there calling us....

Hugs,
Betsy

Nancy said...

If I had read your blog first, I wouldn't have been so worried when I saw your fb album!! :) LOVE the picture and, as always, the thoughts that go with it!!

Carmen said...

Amen! Couldn't have said it better myself!

Nice photo, btw! :)

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Glenda:
What a wonderful posting. I enjoyed this very much and it's so true. We need to be diligent about seeking the things that really matter in life.

Great posting!

Mariel said...

great illustration! love the "in-motion" picture, too!

Dawn said...

Wonderful picture! And wonderful analogy.

Have a blessed week-end!

Sharon Lynne said...

Good words. One falls so easily into the trap of chasing the wrong things.

The the squirrel with all four legs off the ground.

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