It was my very first time to visit the park.
An inner city place of quiet and a mix of community and solitude.
Quiet joggers punctuated the circular stone walkway that led around a lake.
Part of the trek merged into a wooden bridge beside the water.
People sat on park benches while others walked their dogs—-big and small.
Different types of birds had grown accustomed to the clientele of the park.
Showing little concern or regard for the humans who were crowding their space, they didn’t mind if one walked near them.
As I stood by the water, I noticed a baby duck.
So fuzzy and innocent looking.
Nearby was the Momma.
It would seem strange and out of place to see a baby duck just all out by itself somewhere.
We expect to see the mother monitoring the welfare of her young.
Would it seem strange and out of place to think that we are just all out by ourselves somewhere without Jesus?
Could that happen?
A baby duck could actually be separated from its parent by means of some unforeseen danger.
We can never be separated from Jesus.
We may look like we are out on the water alone, but it will never be so.
We are encouraged by these words from Hebrews, chapter 13:
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say,
“The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear;
what can man do to me?”
If you feel small and insignificant, like you’re paddling in an uncharted pond, know this: Jesus is with you.
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