Good morning, beautiful, beloved family,
Lately, a single thought has been in my head and heart, a new realization about God, about Jesus. It’s kind of “out there” but I believe true. I just haven’t been sure this is the place to tell it. I am just beginning to see it.
Anyway, I woke to the same thought this morning. I was thinking and thinking and God showed me a tiny example of what He wanted us to see, and I know it was meant to share with you all. It’s pretty cool.
Picture yourself going up a good, strong flight of stairs. We raise our foot and set it on the next step, lift, next step, and so on. I am picturing a set of steps that went up to my in-laws’ home back in Pennsylvania. They were sturdy wood plank steps, but you could see the air through them. (there was no back to them.) I thought nothing about climbing these steps. They were obviously well-constructed, strong, and had been used for years.
Now picture yourself going up a kind of rickety flight of stairs. It doesn’t look very well constructed. The steps are made of thinner wood and not the best grade of lumber. They are a little loose where they are supposed to be tight, and there are visible cracks in the wood. Some of the steps are actually broken. Here, we do not climb up confidently. We want to get to the top, but we are hesitant. We raise our foot, test out the step without putting our full weight on it. We search for what we hope is good footing. Maybe we get lucky and find a spot, maybe our foot goes through and we stop everything and go back to the footing we just had. The higher we get, the less confident we are, the more likely that a fall through the stairs would do us bodily harm. Scary. Ok, let’s just turn back and forget these rickety old steps.
What is the difference, in our perception, between these two flights of stairs. I would say, we see the difference between them. We see the rickety, cracked, loose step, and we are fearful, nervous, anxious, hesitant, unsure.
We see the sturdy, well built, strong step, and we are confident that it will hold us. We don’t even give it a thought.
In my thoughts this morning, and the tremendously wonderful things God is showing me, was, “How can anyone not trust our Lord? Why would I or anyone not have full confidence in Him for everything in our lives?”
That’s when He showed me the steps.
When we see Jesus for Who He truly is, we will trust Him. We won’t even give it a second thought. We will put all of our weight on Him with confidence, knowing that He can hold it all and then some, without even a hint of breaking.
7 Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you. (1st Peter 5:7)
My hope and longing is that we would all See Jesus, for Who He truly is. More and more each day, just that we would see Him. The rest will fall into place.
I love you all.