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Being on Higher Ground

4/4/14 Yeah, a photo of worms is sort of gross. But then again, they are God's creatures and are interesting to observe and feel wriggling in your hand. They are harmless and actually necessary for great, broken up, soil. God sure did give them a purpose.

When I walked out the back door this morning, there were huge worms all over my carport.

Did they to escape the storms last night, trying to escape the flood-like streams of water along side my carport. It must have been torrential-scary for them. That is, if worms have brains. Which I guess they must have some sort of minuscule brain to know it was time to be on the move.

As my blog readers know, I love analogies. That is why this blog was initially called "life analyzed." I see an analogy in the worms. My mind immediately began to analyze this morning.

What made the worms run to the carport? Was it to be on higher ground?

Why would they go all the way across the carport, so far from the soil? I suppose they did not know the soil would not begin again at the end of their journey.

From reading online, I have learned that worms do not drown, so they were not afraid of the torrential-scary streams of water, but rather they see it as an opportunity to migrate, to travel, to use the wet conditions to squirm about to new places. The wet carport would have provided them sufficient oxygen to explore and adventure out to a new place.

Another guess I've read online is that the worms feel the vibration of the rain and assume it is similar to that of a mole and rise to the surface to get away from the mole.

Whatever the reason, whether escaping the floods, fleeing from a mole, or heading out on an adventure, the bottom line is that the worm was on the run.

The worm was on the run. And died.

In life, we need to be careful when we are on the run, lest we die.

Why are we running? Where are we going? What are we running to? Will we die there?

Why are we running?

Are we escaping from dangers, floods of life problems and things going wrong?

Are we fleeing from people, moles we do not like or that do not like us?

Are we headed out exploring, on a new turn in our life adventure?


Where are we going?

Are we going to be on higher ground?

Is that higher ground a place where we have no life problems, no relationship problems, and new adventures beyond the hum-drum boring days?

What are we running to?

"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth." Colossians 3:1-2

Will we die there?

My higher ground is Christ. He never promised me I would not have life problems or relationship troubles. He never promised me an adventurous exciting life sheltered from boredom and loneliness.

However, He does promise that if I believe in Him and what He did for me on the cross, that I would never die. To die means to be separated from Christ forever. To live eternally means life with Christ in heaven.

If I try to set my mind on these things "above," and not on these earthly troubles or striving for a better life, I've run to the right place, to the higher ground.



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