Over the past few weeks, I've been spending my Tuesday's over at Bhisgirls place. She does a really fun Turtle Tuesday's post each week. Last week she even had her turtle get involved in the election process - Go McCain!
So, a few weeks ago, after reading her Turtle Tuesday post and then Edie's link I got a phone call that there was a turtle on our driveway. What a coincidence that was. So, being curious as to what God was doing, I decided to take my crew for a walk to play with the turtle. :)
We had fun with the little guy and my animal lover held him. At first he didn't seem to care about all the attention. Then, he seemed to be feeling a bit shy and he retreated into his shell. We pondered all of this and decided that he had a plan, or a mission he was on and we were distrating him. Kind of like our lives in Christ and the world distracting us. We need to learn to shut out the world when we realize it is keeping us from our calling!
Then we just left him alone and stared at him for a few minutes. At some point, he came out of his shell and no matter which direction we turned him in (yes we were antagonizing him) he would turn around and march into the correct direction. He never lost sight of his objective! Oh how we need to be that way in Christ as well.
The final observation was made by my son. He said that clearly turtles are slow to anger. :) Loving Turtle Tuesdays!