(For my blind friend, Jimmy, who reads this on his super-computer, there’s a cluster of palm trees and two giraffes and green shrubbery. One giraffe is visible; the second is difficult to see. His head is in a tree.)
The photo sent to me was entitled, “Two giraffes.” I saw the one and asked Jay Perry, the person who took the photo, why he named it so. He told me to look for the other behind the obvious giraffe. I searched the palm trees stretched across the horizon and found the second giraffe partially hidden. It looked like a spotted tree trunk among shafts of wood. That’s how we may be at times. We may “disappear” doing other things.
This giraffe was eating, and yes, on one hand, we need to eat and do those necessary things; but on the other, we also may have to get on with the reason we’re here. We may have to quit “overdoing” the necessary and do what we should.
You may think, “I don’t know why I’m here.” Ask. God will be happy to tell you.
You may say, “I don’t have enough time to do everything.” Try to make time. (God’s very good with time management.)
You may believe, “It’s too hard.” Get help. Hebrews 13:6 says, “The Lord is my helper …”
Just know that if your “head is in the tree,” you can resolve it.
First, you have God. Second, you have your family and friends. And third, you have God. Yes, it begins and ends with Him. And He’s in the middle, because He can use those around you (or not) to get your head out of the tree. The thing is, it’s doable.
It’s fun to watch giraffes eat.
It’s glorious to watch their long necks rhythmically sway as they walk their path of life.