It was a bright sunny morning. My sister and I, together with her three-year-old daughter, went to a nearby beach resort. The place has two swimming pools. A three-foot deep pool for kids and the other one is five-foot deep.
As I and my sister dipped into the adult pool, my niece called for our attention. She wanted to jump into the deeper pool! How courageous she was not to think she could drown. She didn’t know how to swim yet. My sister and I got ourselves ready to catch her as soon as she jumped.
A feeling of excitement was seen on my niece’s face. She made her first jump without hesitation or fear. My sister extended her arms right before her daughter jumped and wrapped the little girl with her hug as soon she landed into the water. I witnessed a precious joy from both of them. The little girl jumped again and again and again. She knows we are always keeping our eyes and ready to catch her anytime.
I remember a verse in the scripture that says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6)”. Like a child’s trust to a parent, I was able to see that God wants His special creations, including me, to fully put our trust in Him and not to depend on our own understanding. This took me a lot of years to ponder and I believe I’m still a work in progress. I’ve learned the more I put my trust in God, the more I can easily establish my peace of mind. And see the satisfaction in life that I can only find with God. I may not have all the answers to all of my questions right now, but trusting that God is there and always available is more than enough.