My daughter panicked and shouted, lunging for me, “Mommy, you’re too far away!”
But, the thing is, I wasn’t too far away. I was still within arms distance of her, and I caught her perfectly.
Upon catching her, however, is when I realized that we, human people, often yell the same thing at God, “God, you’re so far away!”
The thing is, he, too, is not.
He is as near as I to Josephine. Right there. To catch, protect, and be.
And just like I wrapped my girl in my arms and told her mommy is here for her and she need not worry, God is there for us. In the same way. To say the same thing.
So, my friends, I encourage you today in this, “Be still and know that he is God,” and you will not fall.
Even if that means he has to catch you by your ankles.
He’s got you.
Just like I had Josephine.