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Caught in His Arms

Our church had a party for nursery workers at a local park one Saturday afternoon. I was sitting on the grass watching the children play on the monkey bars. One little toddler named Mya was having a great time. She would hang onto the crossbars with all her might, her face turning red, the ground a couple or three feet beneath her—a long way to someone her size. She would hang there as long as she could, then let go and squeal with delight as her dad and grandpa and mom took turns catching her. Then she wanted to do it again.

And again.

And again.

Here’s what caught my attention. Her dad and grandpa and mom were standing behind little Mya. She couldn’t see them as she let go and fell through the air. But she never doubted that they would catch her. That was the fun of it. She was letting go. She was falling through the air. But she knew someone bigger and stronger than her was going to catch her.

That’s how our Heavenly Father wants us to trust him with our life.

Reference: William Ray, Knowing God through Prayer—the Plan Jesus Gave (Ambassador International, 2008), p. 35