On the Ground

by | May 22, 2005 | Deliverance, Prayer, Trials

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.

As guardian my job was to coach him through the crossing, realizing that the danger of being swept away was very real.

With my 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 my ‘heroic’ rescue, a thought came to me… isn’t this the same as my walk as a Christian?

It’s tough going against the current. Sometimes my feet give way, and I quickly start floating downstream to disaster. The quicker I get my feet on firm ground again, the better.

Thank God rescue is only a prayer away!

“But as for me, I will sing each morning about your power and mercy. For you have been my high tower of refuge,

a place of safety in the day of my distress.”

Psalm 59:16

TODAY, keep your feet firmly planted on the ground, in Christ!

Bruce Wadd brucewadd@todaysthought.sharesong.org


On the Ground