Thursday, April 20, 2017


In Isaiah 26:3, we read: “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.”

“Grandfather, how can you sit and read in this storm?” Grandfather put his book down. Lighting flashed. The lights flickered, brightened. Thunder rumbled, rattling the windows.

“Timmy. Look at this. He opened his Bible. A picture of a mother bird on her nest. Lightning slashed the sky, rain pelted the leaves around her. Head tucked under her wing, she slept.

“Why do you think she can sleep through the storm?”

“Her nest doesn’t look safe.” Timmy examined the picture. “I don’t understand,” he said.

“It’s all about trust. She trusts her nest is secure and she’ll be able to protect her chicks.”

“But Grandfather, how if the nest falls?”

“She trusts it won’t.”

“But how if lightning strikes the tree? How if...?” Grandfather held up his hand.

“Trusting is difficult. Impossible, really.” Timmy stared at Grandfather. “Unless you realize the ‘love factor,’” Grandfather said.

“The ‘love factor?’” Timmy tilted is head.

“Before you could swim, you’d climb to the top of the slide in the deep end of the swimming pool. ‘Come to me, Timmy, I’ll catch you,’ I’d yell. You’d slide down and with you in my arms, we’d go under and come up laughing. Remember?”

“I knew you would catch me, Grandfather.” Grandfather nodded.

 “You trusted me. Our Lord’s more trustworthy than I am. He’ll catch you, son. Trust Him.”

Kingdom Thinking. When I have trouble trusting my Lord, I remember what He says in His word. He promises never to leave nor forsake me. He loves me with an everlasting love. He catches me. He offers the same to you. Won’t you come to Him? He’ll catch you in His Arms.