She looked at the flood waters while perched high on her daddy’s shoulders.
The waters were menacing, but she wasn’t afraid.
He paused for a moment to map out the best path between rocks and river banks.
Neither of them said a word, but there was a shared trust between them.
She trusted her daddy.
She knew he was brave enough and big enough to take her to the other side.
The other side, beyond the muddy, crashing waves.
The other side, where other family members were waiting.
And he trusted her to be still, hold on to him and not panic.
“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” Isaiah 43:2Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation.
This is a story about me when I was little. It’s one I can vividly recall. But it‘s also about me today; and it’s about you too. What muddy, crashing waves seem to have you surrounded? Where are you during this flood? Are you trying to make it through all alone? Or are you perched high above it all?
“For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:6Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation.
You can choose where you sit during the floods and other storms of life. Call on Daddy-God. Allow Him to pick you up and hold you in His arms.
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation.
Trust Him; even in the quiet moments when He is mapping out the best path for you. Allow Him to trust you to be still, hold on to him and not panic. When you do, He will take you to the other side.
Dedicated with love to The Cable Family in memory of Robert Cable who is waiting on the other side.