This has become one of my all time favorite pictures of our family! My husband and daughter as they take the plunge together. Today, it makes me remember that even though I sometimes feel like I am being left to dangle on a rope that my own Father, (God) is there with me, willing to go to the depths that I plunge to specifically to make sure I come out safely. Just like my husband is there for his daughter to ensure her safety and well being, so God is there for me when I arise from my own self-inflicted submersion. There is a lot of comfort in that for me because I often accuse God of hanging me out to dry, (knowing full well I was the one who wanted to grab the rope!). But what isn’t evident is the invisible thread that binds these too, I count on that with my own divine father. I count on the knowledge that I will always be “rescued” from myself. That I will always end up with a joyful smile on my face just as they do. I think this is something we can all have confidence in. In this time of ridiculous uncertainty, the one thing we can count on is that if we follow God, even though we may be confronted with life in all of it’s forms, that God will be right there handy for us when we need him most. No one is abandoned. No one is left behind. No one is forgotten. Whatever your situation may be, if you feel that God is being a little too quiet, take comfort in the words, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow…” Mt 6:33 for in that passage is what matters most in the end; the kingdom of God.