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We saw eagles here

Awhile back, a friend and I were able to get away and enjoy some time in the mountains. There is nothing better than sitting around a campfire, listening to country radio, and eating charred marshmallows (That’s how I like them).

On one day, we decided to hike the boundary of the entire, several hundred acre land. The owner of the land told us to “follow the posted signs,” so that’s what we did. At some point, we picked up someone else’s posted signs, and their signs took us a lot farther than we wanted to go. We got lost!

Once we came to grips with the reality that we really were lost–fighting that familiar urge to go just a little bit farther–we looked for anything that could lead us back to something familiar. I had a moment in which I thought we could actually have to spend the night out in this wilderness. But at the same time, I had this gut feeling that we were going to find a way out before nightfall, because I had always found a way before. I have never been on the wrong side of these types of situations. Little did I know, God was about to give us a little help on this one.

We happened across a path, decided to follow it in the direction that felt right, and eventually came to a fork in the path. Looking down the path which forked left, we saw an incredible cloud of butterflies fluttering down the path together (hundreds of them…I thought we were in a Snow White movie!). So, I thought maybe God was telling us to go that way. To cut a long story short, they led us to a great view and railroad tracks, but it did not end there.

Where the path led

We thought the railroad tracks would lead us into town, but they were never ending, and we grew tired and doubtful, so we gave up on the tracks and decided to turn around in order to backtrack our every step through the woods, knowing it would take us into the night. That would have been a mistake, and God knew it, because just as we turned around, there were two four wheelers coming our way! The kind people picked us up and dropped us off on the main road, and we made our way back to our cabin.

On our long walk back to the cabin, I said to my friend half humorously, praise God for butterflies and four wheelers! I was reminded that we need to help each other out in our times of great need. I was reminded that God takes care of the smallest sparrow and He will always take care of us.

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