A happy answer came this week. A quick glance across the pasture revealed a flurry of sand, flying from the spot where Timothy last lived. Gopher tortoises are natural diggers. Their shovel-like forefeet are designed to dig burrows up to 40-feet along and 10-feet wide. This provides shelter not only for him but other small animals.
It was an encouraging sign to see him back on the field, digging out his digs.
The next day, I caught sight of a heartwarming vision. That large tortoise was resting on top of his sand pile, reclaiming dominion, and victory. A chance to recover what seemed to be lost was perhaps his lesson.
I was thankful for the angel reminder from nature. To keep a steady pace forward, and don't ever quit. You, too, will finish your race in victory. There is a season and a time for everything. So do your best and let God do the rest.
Love and peace,