#’Pepper it’s me. I’ve got a lot of apologies to make and not a lot of time.’ #’So…. first off… I’m so sorry I put you in harm’s way.’ #’That was selfish and stupid and it won’t happen again.’ #’Also it’s Christmas time and the rabbit was too big. Sorry.’ #’And i’m sorry in advance because… I can’t come home yet.’ #’I need to find this guy…. you gotta stay safe.’ #’i just stole a poncho from a wooden indian’
When theologian Reinhold Niebuhr was a child, he used to always run to his grandmother’s house for a visit. One day, though, it started to rain very heavily. There was no one who could take Reinhold home. His father came, then, though, and he was carrying a great, big coat which he used to cover his little son. Then they went into the rain.
They were both running, but all Reinhold could see was his little feet, and nothing else. He wasn’t scared though, he knew his father was holding him. After a while, the coat and darkness were lifted, he saw his father and their were already home.
A few years later, in recollection, Reinhold said, “How can I complain about the darkness, when I knew that my father was actually protecting me from the rain? He was just bringing me home.”
Sometimes, we go through experiences that we don’t understand. Sometimes, they get us scared. During these seasons, though, when we can’t see God’s hand, we just have to trust Him in His love for us that He will get us through the rain. He’s our Father and all He does are those that are best for us.
He has never left you, beloved.