I always wonder if children have a sense of danger given the things they try out. I get chills when I recall some of the things I tried out as a child. The climbs, the slides and the river swims. Those days they would dig a hole in the shamba and sit you there as they work oblivious of the lurking dangers especially from snakes. Those days hospitals were a luxury and unless you were about to die, nobody would think of a hospital. Dare you get sick and a concoction of some very bitter leaves will be administered without mercy. Those are days that germs feared us. It reminds me of the scriptural account of God preserving Moses in the very environment where other Hebrew boys were drowned. Most of us when we look at our childhood, we agree it took an extra hand apart from our parents. God is an expert in bringing the best in our lives out of our worst circumstances. Have you ever looked at someone and wonder how they make it in a given environment? How do they manage to stay with such a person? How do they make it to work in such an environment? Some westerners marvel how we make it in Africa! What they may not know is that there is a God who preserves his own in the dangerous Nile river. The fact that a certain situation would not work for you does not mean it won’t work for others. The God of our childhood avails different measures of grace for us to face life in its different forms. Where are you feeling like God is about to throw you into the Nile? What situations are changing and you are wondering how you’ll survive? Life has an owner and has little to do with how good we are in figuring it out. Life is not a product of how careful we are, it has everything to do with that hidden eye that watches over our every move. God is able to make the very thing that killed so many become your avenue of preservation.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:2 NIV
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