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