The Landslide


This weekend my ‘friend’ and I went to Charleston, SC for a friend’s wedding. We decided to drive through Knoxville, TN and Asheville, NC because we wanted to take advantage of seeing the beautiful foliage that the Blue Ridge Mountains has to offer. Let me just say the the view was breathtaking!! While driving back on Sunday, we discovered that a particular spot of I40 was closed due to a rock slide. We were forced to take a detour which added an additional 2 hours of travel time. We were not too thrilled by that at all. Fortunately, I was traveling with a companion that can make the best out any situation. We chalked it up to having a chance to have more quality time together and another opportunity to take in breath taking views of the Appalachian Mountains (which I have never seen before).

Later we found that this rock slide was pretty intense to cause both sides of the interstate to close and possibly three months to clean up. The damage will leave traffic paralyzed and forced to change the direction of travel. It has me wondering how will people react to this change?

I love the words from Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide”….

Took this love and I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
Till the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
And can I sail through the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life?

Can I handle the seasons of my life? Will my heart rise above and put all my trust in the Lord? Trust that he will provide all my needs even though I remain unemployed? Those are the questions that I find myself asking. Proverbs 3: 5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

So what path are you taking? Are you sailing through the changing ocean tides or has the landslide brought you down?

Love in Christ,

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