Several weeks ago I worked as a volunteer at a ladies professional golf tournament in Mobile, AL. I have been doing this for about eight years, and I have always worked on the leader board on the eighteenth hole. We get to see these talented ladies hit their approach shots up onto the green and then play out the hole. As I was looking down the fairway, I noticed what looked like a large stone on the side of the fairway, but the stone was moving. I then realized it was a turtle, and it was making its way across the fairway. It would move a couple of yards, then stop and put its head up as if looking around to see what was going on. As the ladies walked up the fairway, they pretty much ignored the turtle, and he ignored them. I’m sure the turtle had no way of knowing a golf tournament was going on. It made me think about how many times we do not notice how God is doing something right around us. We need to slow down like the turtle, look around, and see what the Lord is doing. I know I don’t want to miss out!
– Dr. Neil Epler