Skunks In Our Life

As I read Chuck Swindoll’s devotion I had to chuckle as I read the following, “ …a mother of eight, came home from a neighbor’s house one afternoon and noticed that things seemed a little too quiet…she peered through the screen door and saw five of her children huddled together…she could not believe her eyes. Smack dad in the middle of the circle were five baby skunks! She screamed at the top of her voice, “Quick Children…run!” Each kid grabbed a skunk and ran.” I couldn’t help but laugh as I thought of the different interpretations of this little story. Do we take our “skunks” and run with them? Do we choose to drop and run from them? How about just giving them all to God and not worry about grabbing and running or for leaving for others to deal with. I Peter 5:7 “Cast all your care upon Him for He cares for you”. I think we could also say our “skunks” (or stench of life).

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