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A Place
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Don't Dog Paddle
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Heart Peace
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Lean, Learn, Listen
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Time of Coming
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When We Obey
Who You Are
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Love and Trust
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Quicksands of Life
Short Words
The Leaf
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Reece at the zoo

Just the other day, I went to the zoo with my 3 1/2 year old grandson. He has two older brothers and is independent but at the same time a very affectionate and cuddly child. We were at a water park section near the beginning of our visit and he had a delightful time. He ran right out and went over to play with a carefree adventurous joy. There were a fair number of children of all ages in there and I noticed that Reece would go right up where bigger children were waiting for a stronger jet of water. I would have felt confined and uncomfortable in a tightly pressed group like that but not Reece. I assumed it was because he is used to his brothers.

Then later we were in another area. A group of children came by and somehow Reece became disoriented and couldn't see the rest of us. I noticed because I was completely aware of where and how Reece was at any given moment. Immediately I began to call his name but he did not hear me. As I went over to rescue him, I noticed that he was on the verge of crying. Poor little boy, he thought he was lost, separated, alone. How scary that must be for a little one. I scooped him up in my arms and Reece immediately relaxed. I told him, "Reece, you were scared weren't you?" He nodded a yes. Then I said, "Grandma was watching you. I would never let you get lost."

A few days later during a prayer time, I realized that was just like us. As children of the Living God we are never lost, alone or abandoned. It is impossible to be so for Our Father promises he will never leave us or forsake us. Yet, just like Reece at the zoo, sometimes we feel as though we are. When the circumstances of life surround us, sometimes we become fearful. Sometimes we look around and canĀ“t seem to find God in the situation. But more surely than I was aware of Reece, God is there. His eyes are always on us. He is waiting to respond to our smallest need. My experience with Reece highlighted this truth. All of us who are parents or grandparents or even baby-sitters can relate to this. What a joy for me it was to have concrete example of how God fathers us.

Hebrews 13:5b "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Psalm 37:25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry;

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