Psalm 59:16 (New International Version)
But I will sing of your strength,
in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress,
my refuge in times of trouble.
Caden, an eleven year old boy, was after a little adventure. After looking for crabs behind rocks and watching fish swimming against the out-flowing tide, he decided to cross the river.
Even though the water was only up to his chest, with his small body frame and light weight, he needed to concentrate and lean against the flow to make the crossing.
There was an Older teenager that was his guardian his job was to coach him through the crossing, realizing that the danger of being swept away was very real.
With his side of the river covered with rocks, and the opposite side having shallow sand banks, it was easy going to the shallow side. With less than twenty steps he was through the fastest and strongest current and gradually rose to dry sand bank. What a victory to get across!
But now the return challenge faced him. Both the depth and speed of the current increased, matching his increasing fear of disaster. With only ten steps to go, he hit some soft sand that gave way, and within seconds was floating downstream, distraught about his likely demise.
During his ‘heroic’ rescue, a thought came to him… isn’t this the same as my walk as a Christian?
It’s tough going against the current. Sometimes our feet give way, and we quickly start floating downstream to disaster. The quicker we get our feet on firm ground again, the better.
Dear Lord we thank You today the a rescue is only a prayer away! We thank You that we can keep our feet firmly planted on You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.