Dead opossum


opossumMy Suburban struck an opossum the other night. I’m afraid I killed it. As bad as I might feel, there was nothing I could do to avoid it. I barely made out the forms of 4-5 animal shadows crossing the road at night in my headlights. The one I hit was straggling.

It’s not good to straggle behind the group. The Christian straggler makes up excuses to not report for prayer. The straggler seeks entertainment over seeking the Lord. The straggler is loathe to read his Bible, accountability-averse, half-in, not all-in.

straggler

This from Google

The Amalekites attacked “attacked all who were lagging behind” when the Israelites were transversing the desert (Deut. 25:18). The enemy exploited the weak and weary, the undisciplined laggard, the sluggish, because they were the easy target. Ultimately, the people of God defeated the Amalekites, but not without losses.

weak ChristianDo your best to stick with the group. Whatever your church is active in, don’t count yourself among the non-participants. It’s got to be all-in. The trouble with being half-in is you’re half-out.

If you’re a Christian straggler, you could get squished. I’m sure the opossum was not a pretty sight. I didn’t bother to check it out in the morning. It was far from my home. No doubt city workers cleaned up the bacteria-filled mess. If you are a Christian, work at full-speed, keep yourself surrounded by peers who encourage the best of you.

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15 responses to “Dead opossum

  1. What a picture you frame my friend, but how amazing to use such an incident as a teaching moment!!!!! God bless!

  2. I’m so glad that picture came from Google and not recent events, haha! Man was this post timely, especially in regard to mine about consistent discipleship. *Pressing forward* Continue to be blessed MSB.

  3. As a pastor, I couldn’t agree more!

  4. Wow what a picture…so true

  5. Great pic!

  6. Poor opossum. Hard for me to accept road kill. Also I am not all in or in at all. This probably will not make me popular with you but I have to be on the outside. Cannot be “in”– being “in” is just too painful. Some people cannot belong and God understands.

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