Today I heard a story on the radio about parents importance concerning the difference roles that a mother and father play in their children’s life. At one point, they started talking about Dad’s and how when they throw their children up in the air, they are actually teach them a lesson about life.
They say that when dad’s throw their children up in the air, while their child is in the air they realize that life is scary. This is similar to our parent/child relationship with God. Similarly, when God throws (some may just say, let’s go of) us we get scared thinking ‘how are we going to do ‘this’; how are we going to make it out’,’ help God’, ‘help me’.
However, there is one important aspect to this catch and release scenarios. Which is… the first time that is done with a child and likewise with God… our eyes are on our father, our hands are reaching towards him.( think about that for a min).
Then eventually, gravity (or in God’s case, grace, love, mercy,whatever) takes over and the child is back in the arms of the father realizing again that life is safe, secure, and happy. However, most fathers don’t just do this as a one time lesson, they continuously throw the children over and over up in the air. Each time with the thrill/fear of the loss of control and then reassured that our father has our back or bottom 😉
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 36:7
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Psalm 86:15
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19
The little things that the Lord does that we may not understand are his life lesson we need. Next time you are in a situation of fear or anxiety fix your focus on the Lord. He will surely catch you, because he loves you.