I know I show you a lot of photos of my grandchildren, but this one is about more than Grandson Extraordinaire. It’s about adventure…
I took this pitcure during our trip to visit our son and family in the Pacific Northwest, which I already told you about. Recently I saved the photo as the “wallpaper” on my monitor, and now I can’t quit staring at it.
Owen is walking along, hiking stick in hand. His parents and uncle lead the way from out in front. His grandparents follow behind, keeping an eye on him. He is free to hike at his own pace, stopping to look at cool stuff or running exuberantly. He is literally without a care in the world.
Thanks to the grownups, he is having an adventure with no trace of danger.
In ways I cannot begin to understand, God does the same for us. He is out in front, leading so we won’t get lost and preparing the way so it’s safe. At the same time, He “has our back,” keeping a watchful and protective eye on us.
Please note, “safe” does not mean we never get hurt. It just means that, as we trust God, He turns even the bad experiences around to somehow bring good out of them. As an example, I think of a friend who was in a car accident. A followup x-ray revealed cancer that would otherwise have gone undetected and untreated until it was too late.
Since we are never out of His care, isn’t life a great adventure?
Thanks for reading,