4.19.2013

Into the Unknown {5 Minute Friday-Jump}



The word jump has me pondering this new year's expectant start. For the past two years on January first, I have jumped right into the Atlantic Ocean. Baptism by full immersion. Trust me, my dear friend Jen, will not let me out of that water until I have gone in all the way. Which to her means, I must dunk shoulder deep. Some people are so pushy. Really it's not enough I go in to my waist. No she wants the full monty! Anyway, I suppose that's what friends are for. This year to my surprise, my daughter joined us. Last year she came and watched. A handful of we, the brave, ran right into that frigid water, anticipating a year of new beginnings. I don't think any of us could have anticipated all of what was ahead, that was not on the resolution, intention or goal list. But God knew. Somehow I find comfort, strength and peace in the fact that my God is not surprised at the punches I think life is pulling. Better still, He will bring good out of the planned "hits" as well as the perceived "sucker punches" that have taken me by surprise. He fights fair. He fights for me. I'm pretty sure that if I jump, He'll catch me. No. I know that if I trust Him, He will not let me down. When I walk, jump or take the leap. He's right there.


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5 comments:

  1. So glad he's always holding us - even when we're silly enough to jump into the Atlantic in January 1st! :) Love you!

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  2. Ah yes. The trials that prove that He is faithful come.
    Keep up the God work.

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  3. You have inspired me...and not just to jump into the frigid ocean on January 1st, though I might add that to my must-do list! ;) There is such peace in knowing that HE knows what's coming, even if we don't. Love this post...thank you so much for sharing! Blessings on your weekend!

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  4. OH so love that and some friends are so pushy;) God will catch us and direct us why do we forget that so?? Loved that we where neighbors !!

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walk along the shore with me and leave your footprints in the sand-
I'm listening, friend...in November I will not be replying so often, but instead slip quietly over to your place for a visit. ;)