Black bears can be found in the Smoky Mountains. They are basically shy animals but do come around looking for food when it is scarce. Many years ago I remember reading advice to hikers when encountering a bear. They are words that struck me then and are a constant reminder in this journey of the heart.
So what does one do when a bear crosses the path?
BE BIGGER THAN THE BEAR!
Yes, BE BIGGER THAN THE BEAR…
When life hands you the unexpected….BE BIGGER THAN THE BEAR!
Conflicted relationships, financial downfall….BE BIGGER THAN THE BEAR!
Depression, aloneness, hopelessness, boredom…..BE BIGGER THAN THE BEAR!
Pain of the heart, the body, the mind…BE BIGGER THAN THE BEAR!
Begin this day…BIGGER THAN THE BEAR!
Live this day….BIGGER THAN THE BEAR
End this day and rest in the Truth….
You walk in communion with the Resurrected One!
“Blesssed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in His great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials.” I Peter 1: 3-6
- Bear Tracks and Facts (greatsmoky.wordpress.com)