Friday, March 8, 2019

The Last Race


  1. When I was a young mother, I used to drag race at a track in Huntsville, Alabama,  I have to admit that I loved the thrill of it all.  Something seemed to change gears in me as I changed the gears of the car.  The focus was on the track and knowing exactly when to shift gears.  At the speed I was traveling, I could not worry about the car running next to me, to do so could have been fatal.  I was top eliminator every week, and I was quite sure that nothing could ever be as exciting as that feeling.  But, something happened.  I was just out of the starting gate and I saw, in my peripheral vision, a child running toward the track.  That child was mine!  
          I stopped my car in the middle of the track.  It was then that I realized, my baby could have never reached the track, because the fence guarding the spectators was too high.  I sat there until I could compose myself and slowly drove my car car off the tracks.  

Something happened to me that day, I lost the race, but something greater took place - I grew up in that moment, and I knew then my racing days were over.  I was so thankful that my daughter was unharmed.  She had been running to the fence to see the race better.   

Years later when I gave my life to God. I looked back at that day  with no regrets, and I realized that something more wonderful and exciting had certainly taken place in my life.  Living a life of service and working for the Father has been a most exciting journey.   I belonged to the Lord long before I knew it, and He had always watched over me.  Thank you, Jesus

Thought for the Day:  Psalm 121:8 - The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

6 comments:

  1. Amen! You belong! Me too. What a family! Thanks, Nellie.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comment..

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  3. Wow, Nells, such a powerful story! With you, I can say that "I belonged to the Lord long before I knew it . . ." I can't begin to tell of all the times He has intervened in my life, and placed me on the right path.
    Blessings, my friend!

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  4. Thank you, Martha. We really do worship an awesome God.

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  5. Thanks for sharing your heart with us, and a little bit of motherhood. Nice share, Nellie!

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  6. Thank you so much, Shira, for stopping by. 😊❤️

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