Devotions from Judy’s heart

Often it is on our darkest times that we are closest to God.  When we left home before 3 a.m. this morning, we went slow on our gravel road and had a near-miss with a porcupine. We were aware of deer and other obstacles on the road and had to stay alert. But when it was daylight, we went through South Dakota and could go 75mph on the straight flat roads. We weren’t as alert although we could see where others had hit deer, cats, a fox etc   Even though it may seem to  be safer, we still need to be vigilant and not let up our guard.  As it says in I Thess. 5:6: “So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.”  We need to stay close to the Lord as much in the easier circumstances of our lives, as well as, hard times in the darkness.