by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2011
Yesterday, July 4th was a quiet family day at home. Finally this week in Northern California the heat of summer had settled in and the pool’s cool waters were inviting. I watched our children who are now adult and near-adult swimming and laughing together.
(Laughter in our home between loved ones enjoying each other’s company has always been one of my favorite sounds!)
Utterly at peace and content, I turned away to fix a special celebratory dinner and dessert. As I walked toward the kitchen, I remembered clearly how not so long ago I would not have turned away when the children were in the pool. They had been smaller, younger and lessexperienced. It had been my responsibility to watch them at all times. They didn’t know the danger the water could pose, so I had stood by on constant alert – not
in fear, but in conscientiousness at all times.
God is our Father. He is the perfect parent. He is unchanging. He is and will ever remain
so far superior to us that God says His thoughts and ways are as high as the heaven is above the earth, when compared to ours His. (Isa. 55:8-9). Thus our relationship with God ever remains that of He as God and we as His children. We never grow up in comparison to Him. In fact, Jesus plainly explains that only those who become as children
will inherit God’s kingdom. (Matt. 18:3)
We can take great comfort in this. God knows. God sees. He is always watching. He understands the challenges before us – the dangers and obstacles. He is ever vigilant
watching over us and guiding us through it all – even when we don’t notice. We will never outgrow our need for Him and we can rest in His result. Selah (pause & calmly think of that…)
PROV 3:5-6 (NIV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.
Remember to view the new song, “One Nation Under God” on youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d593RguxQI8&feature=share Share the link! Let’s let everyone know that the USA is and remains one nation under God.
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