Yesterday morning, about halfway through my run, my ankle twisted. My leg gave out and I fell down into the grass next to the road. It was the weirdest thing. It didn’t hurt too much at the time. I was more embarrassed than anything else. I quickly looked around to see if any cars were driving down the road. Whew! Embarrassing things aren’t so embarrassing when others aren’t around to witness the event.
But here I am, sharing the whole story with you on the www. So, for a moment, please visualize a woman (who is getting closer and closer to middle age) running down one of the flattest roads in the country and, out of the blue, she just falls off the road. Isn’t that weird?
It’s odd how things like this can happen with little or no warning whatsoever. Could I have avoided it? Probably. I don’t normally go around falling off the road.
I wonder if this is why the Bible tells us so many times to be careful. If we are not fully paying attention. if we are not fully engaged in our lives, if we are not constantly looking to Him for our next step, then it is so easy to trip up. Falling off the road can happen in an instant.