I almost hit my first deer tonight.
He was right there in front of my headlights,
And for a second I thought he was a person.
There were so many thoughts running through my head for that split second.
“I’m going to hit him!
I should stop…
I’ll never get around him,
JUST GET OVER!”
And then the strangest thing happened,
In the open window of terror
Through which panic usually comes
Came a strange invincibility,
This wasn’t the kind of invincibility
That teenagers possess that tells them
“Nothing can kill us” and
“You only live once.”
Instead this was a special kind of invincibility
That reminded me that I came from someone else.
That He gives me my being,
And is keeping me in being for some reason.
I have nothing to fear if this is the case
Of course, He could end my life at any day,
But if He didn’t today, maybe He won’t tomorrow,
And maybe I shouldn’t spend all my time worrying
Maybe He’ll protect me
And I’ll go do great things,
And maybe He gave me my dreams,
And He’ll fulfill my desires.
Thanks for sharing this so we could experience it too.