Because God is gracious He will often use motherhood (and all the adventures it holds) to teach me some lessons. I should have known that teaching E to swim would be no different.
Now E LOVES the water. She would live there if we let her. In teaching her to swim we got her some arm floaties. We knew that E would have to get used to her swim floaties, but we figured she would. After one day in the pool, and a lot of reminding to not hold on to mommy’s bathing suit straps (I am sure someone got more of a view than they bargained for) E was not having anything to do with those floaties.
Day 2 was a different story. E was willing to be held at arms length. Then she would let go. Then she would swim between people. She was somewhat confident in the floaties ability. Yet, the more she swam the more we would hear her exclaim “I’m going to sink! I’m going to sink!”
Now, E knew that she wasn’t going to sink. She had experienced first had that she could go all over that pool, and those floaties were going to keep her up. But, when she was afraid, those floaties and their abilities came into question.
And I got to thinkin’….
Aren’t we like that with God? How many times have we seen God keep us afloat, have we experienced the sufficiency of His grace, mercy, and providence and yet we question.
We’re like E and her floaties. We find ourselves in the middle of a situation and we start to question whether or not this time we’ll sink. Here is your reminder.
You’re safe from drowning in the arms of a loving God.