"...And in the wilderness, where you saw how the Lord your God carried you, just as one carries a child, all the way that you traveled until you reached this place. But in spite of this, you have no trust in the Lord your God..." Deuteronomy 1:31-32 NRSV
Picture in your mind someone carrying a small child. The child is carried as something precious, someone that is loved. And the child trusts that the adult will not drop them. Moses speaks to the people, giving this image of God as a loving parent who carried the Israelites as though they were small children through the wilderness. Yet, despite the care God has given them, they still don't trust God's promises.
When has God carried you as though you were a child? Been through any wildernesses lately? What has God done for you to show you that you were loved and precious?
What challenges do you face today? This week? In the months ahead? Do these upcoming trials make you afraid? Or are you trusting that God will still be with you, holding you, leading you through this valley?
It is in our nature to lose sight of how much God loves us and provides for us. May we overcome our mistrust.
God, we trust you. Amen.
Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims