Dear Pastor’s Wife,
Psalm 121:3 “He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.”
We live near the Bay of Fundy, which boasts of the highest tides in the world. At certain times of day, the general public is allowed to go down on the ocean floor and walk around. Well, you have never seen such “muck” as you will find there! 🙂 It is rather amusing to watch groups of people desperately trying to keep their balance while walking in the stickiest, gooiest, thick chocolate-brown mud imaginable. My children, Small Son and Tiny Daughter, make the most of it by sinking in as deeply as they can and reveling in the mess. We more civilized adults carry our shoes and hop from rock to rock, hoping to avoid falling and becoming a laughing stock.
I am reminded of how often life can feel like slippery muck.
But we are not on our own, carrying our shoes and hoping to not fall. Each step is carefully guided. And the safest place is on a rock. On THE Rock.
There, on the Rock, you can stop holding your breath about all. the. things. and just rest.
Not only will you find solid footing, but you will be kept. Have you ever done the night watch with a sick child or a restless loved one? Remember all those times that you struggled to keep from nodding off? It’s okay. Because YOUR caregiver will not slumber. He is very much awake, noticing every little detail and attending to each need. When you start to slip, He catches you and establishes your footing.
“When I said, my foot slippeth; thy mercy, O LORD, held me up.” Psalm 94:18
Climb up on the Rock and rest now. It’s all under control.
A Kindred Spirit
P.S. God is singing over you today!