One evening after dark I was out on my deck.  It’s about eight feet above the back yard.  In the darkness I could see the shadowy figure of a cat.  I made a noise to see if it would look up at me.  As I looked, it seemed to me that he had a very bushy tail for a cat.  It was then I realized it was not a cat and my first thought was a raccoon.  I again made a noise to see if it would look up at me.  Upon closer looking, I saw it was not a cat nor raccoon, but a skunk.  Needless to say, I took a deep breath and slowly and quietly backed into the kitchen and closed the deck door.

    It doesn’t take a brain surgeon mentality to realize when in the company of a skunk to slowly, carefully and quietly back away from the situation.

    If we could only learn to do this in our daily lives.  Often we find ourselves in a situation where we should not be.  Instead of backing out, too often we tend to stay.  1 Peter 3:11 gives us good advice on this.  “Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.”  (KJV)  We need to do everything we can to avoid anything evil.

Published by Ray Richards