Today was my five year old’s first day of swimming classes.

He has 6 classes total; three this week and three next week.

He was so excited to go and we told him if he did well, he would be rewarded with a new xbox game that he wants which even upped the ante.

He did quite well, although awkward at times, and listened alongside the other kids during the lesson. At the end of the class, the instructor had each child jump off of the diving board, which of course this helicopter parent filmed.

I was shocked that he even stood in line.

But up he went, hand grasping tightly against the rails as he went to the end of the board, sat down, and flipped off and into the instructor’s arms.

Maybe tomorrow we will have a full leap. Who knows. But the whole thing got me thinking about God and life and how most of us live in fear of abandonment. We hug the rails and pray our hearts out…but still hug the rails. With God, this isn’t necessary and it made me wonder if I was a Christian with my training wheels still on or if I was ready for the big dive above the clouds and alongside the Lord.

Have you ever felt this way? I’m sure you have as we are only human and at the end of the day our reflections or prayers always seem to be so forgiven. We are forgiven. And Amen to that! Sometimes, we just need to remember in we are in good hands.

I pray you had a glorious day and that your heart beams with pride as you were wonderfully and beautifully made. Jump! And every once in a while- go off of the rails!

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

have some heart.

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