Have you ever stood at the edge of a pond that was frozen and left one foot on solid ground while placing your other foot on the ice to test its strength? Once you felt the strength of the ice did you make a step of faith in lifting your other foot to stand on the frozen pond? Can you recall the uncertainties of stepping on the ice and the relief that was gained once you realized the ice was strong enough to hold you up?
Did you know that we are tested everyday to too see how we will react and to help us build strength to reach the other side? Our lives can be like a frozen body of water without the love of Jesus to help keep us warm. Everyday we encounter different spiritual test that are there to help us walk further in faith while knowing that the hand of God is always there to help carry us forward.
Often we wonder why we encounter the things that we do but these test that we face are there to help us grow in God’s love with a deeper understanding of how to serve and how to trust. Don’t be robbed spiritually by Satan and only stand on the edge of the frozen pond! Once you take that step of faith there is nothing like playing on the ice in the hands of God while feeling the presence of His Holy Angels all around…Amen
James A. Harrison