We All Need A Hug Author: Charles Swindoll
Charles Swindoll shares how, in the fall of the year Linda, a young woman, was traveling alone in the rutted and rugged highway from Alberta, Canada, to the Yukon. Linda didn’t know you don’t travel to Whitehorse alone in a rundown little Honda Civic – so she set off where only four wheel drives normally venture.
The first evening she found a room in the mountains near the summit and asked for a 5 o’clock wake up call, so she could get an early start.
She couldn’t understand why the clerk looked surprised at the request, but as she awoke to early morning fog shrouding the mountain tops, she understood.
Not wanting to look foolish, she got up and went to breakfast. Two truckers invited Linda to join them, and since the place was so small, she felt obliged. “Where are you headed?” one of the truckers asked.
“Whitehorse,” she answered.
“In that little Civic?” one of them said. “No way! This pass is way too dangerous in weather like this.”
“Well, I’m determined to try,” was Linda’s gutsy, if not very informed, response.
“Then I guess we’re just going to have to hug you,” the trucker suggested.
Linda drew back. “There’s no way I’m going to let you touch me!” she said angrily.
“Not like that!” the truckers chuckled.
“We’ll put one truck in front of you and one in the rear. In that way, we’ll get you through the mountains safely.”
All that foggy morning Linda followed the two red dots. The tail lights of the rig in front of her. She had the reassurance of another big rig, right behind her, as they slowly made their way safely up, and through the mountains. She realized that she could never have traveled this road on her own. She needed the two truckers to ‘hug’ her.
Caught in the fog on our own dangerous passage through life, we need to be “hugged” too sometimes. With fellow Christians who know the way and can lead safely ahead of us, and with others behind. Gently encouraging us along, so we too, can pass safely through the mountains and passes of life. .
“Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
Charles R Swindoll, Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life
“With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;” – Ephesians 4:2
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