Welcome, once again, to another My Little Devotional post. This article that I have for today is one that really fits the moment–well, at least, for me. It speaks about the future, and not in the fortune-telling sort of way. This particular post tells us that, even though we don’t have any idea what’s going to happen in the future–whether the future would be a couple of hours from now, tomorrow, the day after that, a week after that, a month after that, or even years later.
A man once took his three-year-old daughter to an amusement park. It was her first visit to such a place and she was in awe at all the sights and sounds, but mostly she was thrilled at the whirl and whiz of the rides. She insisted on one particular ride, even though it was considered the ‘scariest’ ride for young children her age.
As she whipped around the corners in her kiddy car, she wrinkled up her face and let loose with a terrified cry. Her father, riding in the car with her, got her attention. With a big smile, he shouted over the roar of the ride, ‘This is FUN!’ When the little girl saw that he was not terrified, she also began to laugh. The new experience that had turned terrifying, suddenly became enjoyable. In fact, she insisted on riding the same attraction three more times!
What a comfort it is to know that our Heavenly Father will not only ‘ride the new ride’ with us, but that the future is never scary to Him. He has good things planned for us. When we look into the future from His perspective, we are far more likely to shout with glee, ‘Let’s go! Isn’t this going to be fun!’