#faithbites #faithjourney lifeguard
A whistle blows followed by a splash in the water. LifeGuards come running out of the guard house. Everyone looks around to see where the splash came from and see a lifeguard grabbing a child out of the water. This is the job of a lifeguard. To watch the people and save those who are in trouble.
While going to swim lessons tonight, my youngest said something along the lines that she has to learn to be along without mommies, daddies, sissy, or anyone. I asked what she meant and after talking, it sounded like when she grows up she needs to be self-sufficient and alone. My words, not hers.
I asked her who is there when no one else is. She wasn’t sure, then I said who is in the sky. She said Jesus and Jesus helps me. I said yes he does. He has put people in your life and you won’t be alone but if you ever feel alone, he is there.
Then she said that Jesus will stop fights at the pool. Then we talked about the role of lifeguards and how they protect those who they watch over. Just like Jesus.
That made me think that while the pool has lifeguards, we have a life guard.
When I was a lifeguard, I thought I had a calling. It was my job not only to protect everyone in the water but to relate to as many as possible. I wanted to build relationships and relate to them.
This is exactly what Jesus did. He became weak to save the weak. He showed strength in deference when being ridiculed. He met everyone where they were at and he still does that. He is the God of deliverance.
My daughter knows that she is her life guard while there are lifeguards all around. From the police, firefighters, doctors, nurses, teachers, friends, family, and neighbors all of them are there to help her in this life while her life guard saves her for the next.
Can you take five minutes to write down who your lifeguards are? Can you then write down who your life guard is? Will you share that with everyone? You might be surprised in what you see by your sharing.
I am willing to acknowledge my lifeguards and my life guard with the help for God.