Several years ago I was on a family vacation in Florida. I took my 2 small children for a walk along the beach. There was a series of large rocks that extended into the ocean, and the waves gently washed over them. We walked onto these rocks and enjoyed the cool water on our feet. Suddenly an abnormal wave arose and crashed over the rocks washing my son into the water. I will go to my grave remembering the look of horror on his face as he disappeared under the water. His tiny hands reached pleadingly for help from me, his father. Without a thought I dropped to the rock cutting my leg, grabbed his hand and brought him to safety. I still bear traces of the wound on my leg that reminds me of that day.
When I think of that experience, I reflect on my heavenly Father. He is always there for me. When my son was overcome by the wave he looked to me, his earthly father, for help. How much greater is the joy, power, and comfort that Christians have by knowing that their heavenly Father is at hand?
This life can be quite challenging for Christians at times. We are traveling in the enemy’s territory. The battle can get heavy and sometimes we may feel overwhelmed by a wave. Remember, Christian, God is there. He’s always there and ready to hear the cry of His children. He never ceases to care. He has a plan, and many times we do not understand. It is for us to trust and obey. Many saints have gone before us. They are a testimony to His faithfulness. He never failed them, and He will not fail us. Look beyond this life. It will be worth it all in eternity.
Devotional by Pastor Rod Holler, Sr.