I’m doing some catching up on the Blogging 101 posts that I missed the past few days, and I picked out a new theme! After looking at 20+ themes that I was sure I’d hate, I have now picked out the very same one that I originally said I would “NEVER use.” because it was just so “Loud”. That just goes to show ya how little we really know about things when we judge by the cover and never really open the book.
The heat was blinding as I trekked farther and farther away from the safety of my vehicle. Why did I do this? Nobody in their right mind would subject themselves to the threats of this wilderness. I took another step, and another, my energy waning all too quickly. Sweat poured in buckets from my head, and I could feel my exposed arms and face crisping in the sunlight.
It must’ve been 150 degrees out here, and me without so much as a bottle of water to quench my ever-growing thirst. It felt like miles I walked, without seeing a single indication of life.
Walking, walking, walking. Too far I had gone, too far to go. Would I make it? My life flashed before my eyes. I saw invitations to birthdays, Christmases, and baptisms, most of which I hadn’t gone to. Had I been too distant in my life? If I died here in this desert, would anybody miss me? Did anybody need me? I didn’t know anymore.
I made peace with my God, and I was listing the things that I wanted forgiveness for when I saw it, two feet away from me. My savior. The door to safety, my way out of this torture.
Thanking God and making a promise to continue our little chat later, I gratefully took the remaining step through the door to my local Walmart.