Pebbles, you know, those little rocks
When I was about twelve years old, my good friend and I would toss pebbles into each others mouths. She and I would sit about a foot apart, face each other, mouths wide open. We were both ready to catch rocks. We would pretend it was like throwing M&M’s into each other’s mouths, only we were too poor to buy candy, so rocks were the next best thing.
What’s the key?
The key to this is trusting that your friend will throw the pebbles into your mouth and not in your eyes. The other thing to worry about is chipping a tooth. (Disclaimer – I do not recommend anyone do this now. This was something foolish I did as a child.)
I don’t know why we never worried about swallowing a pebble should our aim be so exact, but we didn’t. The more we did it, the better we got. The more we trusted each other, the more rocks we caught. But I have to say there’s nothing like the sound of a pebble bouncing off a tooth. I have to admit, as foolish as it is, it was great fun, but again I don’t recommend it today.
What is the take away here?
It’s that way with God. The more you trust Him, the better it gets. God’s aim is perfect and He never misses. We may move the target around or shut ourselves off, but we can always trust God to do what He says.
Psalms 28:7 – “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. ”
Do you trust God? Do you believe what He says? Does your heart leap for joy? If not, it’s never too late to ask him for help in those areas.
Father, thank you that you care so much about us and if we’re struggling in the trust area, may we gather the courage to speak to you about that. In your Son’s name, I pray, Amen.
In His Service,
Jeanette Duby, The Teaching Lady
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