So said I in a recent children’s talk with three points, the first of which was this:
Windsurfers don’t walk on water. They need a strong board. They need a firm place to stand.
The Bible has numerous references to standing, and to finding or being given somewhere safe and secure to stand. Check these out:
‘The Lord lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.’ (Psalm 40 v 2)
Or Jesus’ illustration of someone who bases and rests their life on Him and His teaching:
‘The rain came down, the streams rose and the winds blew and beat against that house but it did not fall because it had its foundation on the rock.’ (Matthew 7 v 25)
Or what about this nice chunk of theology from the Apostle Paul, describing Christians thus:
‘Therefore since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through Whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.’ (Romans 5 v 1-2)
Like a windsurfer trusts His board to support him and bring him through the waves, Christians trust in Jesus to save and keep us, as we stand each day in the grace of Almighty God.
More next week!