Chris has a penchant for cantaloupe (and basically every other fruit known to man). We went to the store the other night for a smoked sausage link to add to some veggies I was going to sauté for dinner and this is is what we ended up with.
We grow cantaloupe, watermelon and raspberries, but the raspberries are the only thing that’s ready right now. So, we’re still buying our cantaloupe and watermelon.
Last year, Chris and I got married right before cantaloupe season, so he was here for the bounty. There’s nothing better than a home-grown cantaloupe. That is why when Chris sees the squirrels eating them off the vine, he takes action aka gets the gun out.
This year, he’s trying to take precautions early by thinning out the squirrel population a little before the fruit gets here. Yesterday, he took aim at a squirrel on the bird feeder, but missed (in his defense, he’d just gotten done working out so his arms were a little worn out for proper aiming.) But, he managed to scare the little guy pretty well.
The reason I know this is because today, when I saw a squirrel at the bird feeder, he looked on guard. I’m almost certain it’s the same squirrel that was there yesterday. He was very cautious, waiting for the guy with the gun to come out barrels blazing.
And as I watched the squirrel, I thought, if he knew what I knew, he wouldn’t be afraid, because he’d know that the guy with the gun isn’t here right now. If he knew what I knew, he’d snack peacefully and not look over his shoulder. If he knew what I knew, he’d feel free to move about, playing with his bunny friend and taking advantage of whatever opportunities (or food) came his way.
And then I wondered, does God ever think that about us? Does He see us down here worrying over petty things that won’t matter, questioning if we’re going to be taken care of, wondering if our jobs, relationships, lives, are going to work out, and think “if they knew what I know, they’d know it’s taken care of”?
I saw a quote recently that said when you worry about something, if what you worry about really does happen, it’s like living through it twice.
When I take a step back, when I look at the God we serve, at what He has done and made possible in my life, worrying seems so silly.
If you knew what I know and more importantly, if you know Who I know, you’d realize that it’s all gonna be alright.