Our Safety Depends Upon the Father
The 3-year old felt secure in his fathers arms as Dad stood in the middle of the pool. But Dad, for fun, began walking slowly toward the deep end, gently chanting, “Deeper and deeper and deeper,” as the water rose higher and higher on the child. The lads face registered increasing degrees of panic, as he held all the more tightly to his father, who, of course, easily touched the bottom. Had the little boy been able to analyze his situation, hed have realized there was no reason for increased anxiety. The waters depth in ANY part of the pool was over his head. Even in the shallowest part, had he not been held up, hed have drowned. His safety anywhere in that pool depended on Dad. At various points in our lives, all of us feel were getting “out of our depth”problems abound, a job is lost, someone dies. Our temptation is to panic, for we feel weve lost control. Yet, as with the child in the pool, the truth is weve never been in control over the most valuable things of life. Weve always been held up by the grace of God, our Father, and that does not change. God is never out of his depth, and therefore were safe when were “going deeper” as we have ever been.