October #jammed: Free Grace.
Day 302: Equally stretched.
“Hand me another spring!”
That day’s adventure was setting up the trampoline, a task we weren’t sure we would be able to do without my husband …but we thought we’d give it a girl power try. After confusing a few steps and taking a few breaks, we finally got a system of attaching the springs down.
The springs can’t be put on one right after another. After the first spring is on, we ran over to the opposite side of the trampoline and put a spring on over there. They have to be spaced out so that the pressure of the stretch is even throughout the whole thing.
Trying to take a spring off that had been put into the wrong slot took more strength than I had, so I went around to the other side and took springs off to release the pressure …and then back to move the one I’d miscounted. It was a painstaking process!
Today’s verse reminds us that, no matter what painful and particular processes we endure in this life, we needn’t be afraid. Calm and deep, Christ-led breaths will get us through this life. It’s not always easy, and sometimes we make a mistake and have to unravel the progress we’ve made. There’s loss along the way, forever good-byes and discomforting pain.
“Why should I be afraid?”
We shouldn’t. Not when we trust God. Not when Christ resides in our hearts and the Spirit lights our way. His love cannot be swayed or diminished by any hardship we go through. He promises that we will get through, and get to, Him. Through a life of walking, following, and keeping on …we will arrive home.
Father, Praise You for the promise that we will make it through this life and into Your arms in heaven. Thank You for Jesus’ death on the cross, and our belief in Him that assures that final destination.
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