Staying by His side

At one time or another we’ve all had the feeling of being lost or feeling that we’ve lost the safety and security of our “comfort zone,” haven’t we? It can be a terrible feeling. I remember one time when I was about 11 or 12 years old and was out somewhere in West Texas on a hunting expedition with my Dad. It was deer season, you know, and as most Texans know, that’s the time to get out in the wild to test our skills against Mother Nature and to see if we really are the “Big Game Hunters” that we think we are. It’s one of the rights of passages of growing up in Texas, and that’s a fact! Well, anyway, Dad and I were walking together down some mesquitefilled hill, and I had gotten ahead of Dad in my enthusiasm. All of a sudden I began to wonder where Dad was. I hadn’t heard him say anything in the last few minutes and wondered what had happened to him? Had he been struck by a rattle snake? That kind of thing can happen in the wild, especially in West Texas.

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