Some 30 to 50 million armadillos live in the US. Any given year, approximately a quarter to a half million will become road kill. The sight of their smashed carcasses is quite commonplace in the American Southwest. Even with all its natural defenses of thick, leathery, armor-like skin, the armadillo consistently learn a little too late that the middle of the road is not the safest place to be. In fact, National Geographic reports that it is the nine-banded armadillo’s "hapless propensity for being run over by cars" that has earned it the nickname “Hillbilly Speed Bump.”
How about you? Have you been duped into thinking that the middle of the road is the safest place to be? Don't commit, don't take a stand, and above all don't take the risk of offending anyone. Isn't that the message today?
So we camp out somewhere in the middle, only to find out a little too late that we've made a "Hillbilly Speed Bump" of ourselves.
"I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!" (Revelation 3:15).