The Plunge

Without hesitation, she leaps from the edge of the pool into my husband's open arms.  Again and again she jumps.  Again and again he catches her.

Never doubting whether her landing will be safe, she lets herself go with abandon.

Slowly, he increases the distance between them.  When she jumps now, her face is submerged.  She has to kick to reach him.  It looks like a struggle, but she's learning how to swim.  Each time she covers more distance.  Each time his arms are there exactly when she needs them.

I think about how I'm standing on edges, my toes over the line.  Not on the side of a pool, but on the cusp of important decisions and new experiences.  It's a void of the unknown.

Even so, I plunge.  I'm convinced that God's arms are outstretched for me.  My face may get wet.  I may kick and struggle momentarily, but it's teaching me how to swim.

Again and again I've jumped.  Again and again He's caught me.

There's no need for us to fear the plunge.  God's not going to let us sink now. 

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  1. smoothstonesJuly 11, 2012

    What a good reminder! He gave me this, last night, in my dream (just this): "You will walk through fire and not get burnt." I had to run an Internet search, this morning, to find the phrase in Isaiah 43, where He also says He won't let us drown.

  2. TheMomChefJuly 11, 2012

    Ah, such timely words. We're definitely submerged at the moment, but yes, we are hanging on to His outstretched arms.

  3. Samantha LoewenJuly 12, 2012

    This is beautiful imagery! It brought a tear to my eyes!

  4. What a timely dream! Let's cling to these promises.

  5. Sarah @ Coffee & CabernetJuly 13, 2012

    You get me every time. I'm covered in goosebumps with tears welling up in my eyes. Thank you for this.


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