A Ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not why ships are built

– John A. Shedd

word for today

Grip

When I think of this word, I think of little Frankie. She’s only 6 months old, but boy, does she have a grip! When she takes hold of my finger or of my hair (ouch), she doesn’t let go. She has discovered something she can do all by herself. This gripping must give her some sort of satisfaction, as she does it often and with a smile the size of Montana. And I love the feeling I get when she grips my finger so relentlessly, as I seem to be providing security for her. She is forming a bond with me and I to her. I feel needed and loved when Frankie, at her tender age, can trust me to provide security for her. This is a picture of how our relationship to our Heavenly Father should be. For many of us, these delicate days in which we live are filled with so much uncertainty. To learn to hold on, with as fierce a grip as we can to the One who never lets go, to the One who knows our future down to the very last second, is when trust is born, nurtured, and finally becomes full-grown. (For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Isaiah 41:13; Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10)

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Suzanne Sommerville

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Christ-follower, daughter, mom, Mimi to 6 grandchildren, teacher, writer, and musician

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