Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Doesn't it scare you...

... when your husband throws your toddlers way up high in the air and catches them? Funny, almost all toddlers just love it. It doesn't scare them a bit. Their Daddy would never not catch them!

We had a wonderful priest who preached a sermon a few years ago about surrender to the Will of God. Father explained that true trust in God means having the same expectation of safety that a toddler has when he's thrown up in the air by his Daddy. He knows he'll be caught, so he's free to enjoy the wind in his hair and the giggly feeling he gets in his stomach from the skyward flight and the downward swoop.

Wouldn't it be good to feel this way as an adult, in the broader picture of our life's journeys ~ so sure of our Father's love and protection that we can just let go and enjoy the ride?

It's something to pray toward.

5 comments:

Kim H. said...

Beautiful post Lisa! I'm working on that trusting thing each.and.every.day. :)

Do you think the seal liked being launched. Just wonderin'.... :)

Linda Higgins said...

OK Iknow you said you were "outahere" for a little R&R! What the world???? 4:42 am in the morning! I know it must be beautiful and you wanted to watch the beautiful sunrise...tell me you got up to watch the sunrise and not to blog!!!! Goodness girlfreind...get some shut-eye! sleep in...be lazy...I do enjoy your posts but was SURPRISED that on the first day you got up so early! LOLOLOLOL NOT ME...or well see...when we are in Alaska next month! lol ENJOY your wonderful time together even though you are up at the crack of dawn! hugs...

SQUELLY said...

I like it! If only we could be like those 'little ones'. I have to keep working on it

SuzyQ said...

I agree with SQUELLY!
Faith is so pure and childlike.
It is that limbo part where it feels like we are not holding on to anything that is so hard for us adults to get over yet that is the part which seems so delightful for children.
Children really can teach us so much can't they :0)

Bia said...

very good analogy. very good.