Mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! God is so awesome! I give Him all the glory and all the praise!
I am excited to share with you an exciting revelation that God gave to me.
You see, we took my three-year-old son to his first swim class yesterday. We’ve been counting down the days since we registered for the class. As expected, my son was eager to get into the pool and learn how to swim. We (meaning: myself, my husband, and my other son) watched on the sidelines (Just a side note: we roll in a pack…all for one & one for all…gotta support each other, you feel me…). Anyway, my son did a really great job of following the instructor’s directions. He showed all signs of readiness and will to acquire the skill of swimming. Most importantly, he showed NO FEAR of the water…
…until it was time for the swim instructor to take him out further into the deeper part of the pool.
That’s when it got real for him.
My son was asked to stretch his arms out and kick, with a noodle under his chest to keep him afloat, while holding onto the instructor’s hands. As the instructor began to slowly let his hands go, my son started to panic. Losing control. He began to scream and cry out for help. All the while, the swim coach reassured him that he was okay and that he needed to calm down and continue to kick.
This happened for another 15 seconds. My son’s head kept going under the water as he struggled to keep himself up…and then he started to really cry. If you are a parent, you know how fast your heart starts to beat when you hear your child’s cry for help, but I smiled watching my baby ‘cause I knew that he was alright. He was safe.
If he was in danger, I would have gone into the water and pulled him out. Or his strong daddy, who is an amazing swimmer, would have swam in to save his boy…or the instructor (who was literally standing there guiding him) or the other ten lifeguards on duty would have kept him from drowning.
My son—panicking and scaring himself into a frenzy—was totally ok, even though he believed in the moment that he was going under. This story reminds me of our God. He is our source of strength! He is our refuge in times of trouble. He does not slumber or sleep! He is always alert…watching us…helping us…and keeping us from dangers seen and unseen! And for that I give Him praise!
Trust in God! Believe that He will never leave you nor forsake you! For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Amen.
With Love, MrsMKauthor
Let the words to this Psalm bless you and comfort your heart on today:
Psalm 121 (NIV)
A song of ascents.
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.