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Do Not Step in the Exhaust

Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.  Psalm 119:89 NIV

dont step in the exhaustWhen our car passed a horse-drawn buggy moving along the state highway, my three-year-old granddaughter said, “Look, there are some of those ‘Almond’ people.”

I chuckled at her incorrect terminology but even more at the hand-painted sign on the back of the buggy: Energy efficient. Runs on oats and grass. Caution: Do not step in the exhaust.

Seeing the horse’s tail swaying as he trotted along made me miss the smell of new-mown hay after an April rain. The evening lowing of cattle and a cowbell gently ringing always lulled me to sleep when I was a girl back on Dad’s ranch.

Most of us have longed for the good old days when life was simpler and our culture had not lost its sense of morality. In 1860, a citizen of Virginia could be fined $250 for using a curse word in public. How far our society has moved since then. When society promotes a different standard, using the media as their vehicle, I lament that stepping in their exhaust is almost unavoidable.

Change is inevitable, leaving many people confused and wondering what remains that is stable and sound. I find the answer to that question in the pages of my Bible, which tells me God’s Word is settled forever in heaven.

For many years, I have turned to those supernaturally inspired pages to find comfort, strength, guidance, and hope that does not disappoint. God’s Word is a chariot that lifts and carries me through and over life’s stormy seas. We’ll find no confusion there—only a solid foundation for our lives.

How are you handling society’s moral lapse? 

(Photo courtesy of pixabay and doungtepro.)

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Harriett Ford

Harriett Ford is a writer of numerous faith-based books, both fiction and non-fiction. She has led women’s Bible study for several years. Her passion is inspirational writing.