The Zebra was doing what we all should be trying to do: BE FREE.
As The Zebra galloped down Atlanta's busy highway we watched in amazement. Rubber-necking. Thinking about the bizarre-ness of the scene. Holding-up traffic, wishing we could be out of it. But, wondering why the striped creature was out of its caged environment.
I stopped "wondering" when The Zebra was cornered by humans. It was at that very moment that I felt sorry for God's creation: HUMANS. It was also at that moment, as I watched the ridiculousness from afar (live television), that I began to desperately yearn for freedom. Free of my complex schedule. Free of authority. Free of all my self-imposed vices.
We are not free! Sitting in traffic, texting, FaceBooking, arguing, and rushing to no place are only a few impediments that hinders what we think we have: FREEDOM.
Hopefully, we learned/re-learned something from The Zebra. I did.
Lord, continue to place us in the midst of humility so that we can 'see' more Zebras.
Written by Brian E. Payne