“Time for school!” I used my most cheerful voice, trying to get my three children out of the car at the parking lot as smoothly as possible.
As I turned around, my three years old clung to his seat and looked at me defiantly.
“Not this again!” I said to myself. Several times in the past, I had to carry this kicking, screaming troublemaker across the parking lot to his class, and that was embarrassing!
So I decided to try something different.
“Jake and Luke, you come with mommy. Mark, you just stay in the car by yourself.” With that, I closed the door and expected to hear some screams very soon.
So I walked the twins across the parking lot, then I let them walk themselves to their classrooms.
As I was walking back, I was sure that I would see a teary little red face, and someone that had learned a lesson for life.
I opened the door. My little rebel still clung to his seat, not a drop of tears on his face — he was enjoying his little quiet moment. Because he knows mommy will be back. Mommy won’t ever leave him alone for long.
Once again, I have to carry a kicking, screaming child across the parking lot, but I have to admit—I love to see the proof of my child’s confidence in my love.
Isaiah 41:10 says: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
God’s promise to protect His children is repeated many times throughout the Bible. But do I always have the same confidence in Him as my three year old has in me?
The world led me down into the dumps
many times. And the forecast of the future of humankind is full of uncertainty.
But it shouldn’t be. All I need is to plant the seed of hope just like an innocent child’s confidence in his mommy. Yes, it’s radical because our God’s love is radical—we could act totally defiant, wayward, and disobedient, but He will always come back for us. Always.
So I will not fear, I will not be dismayed, I possess the hope that only the one and true God of the universe could give.
With that, I wish your day is filled with the hope and confidence of the promise of God, my friend.