This month's For the Love of Books pick was inspired by my littlest. He is teaching me a lot about patience and forgiveness and controlling one's temper, mine and his. We've been talking about the times in the Bible where Jesus calmed literal storms (Matthew 8:23–27, Matthew 14:22–33, Mark 4:35–41, and Luke 8:22–25); and how, if He can calm the storms of the sea with one word, He can calm the emotional, mental, and physical storms and struggles in our own lives as well.
But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Isaiah 43:1-2
What a comfort to know that God has called us by name and promises that He will always be with us, making us waterproof and fireproof all at the same time! Through whatever struggles you may be facing in life or maybe when you’re feeling like Bombaloo or dealing with Bombaloo, always remember, "When fear comes, faith goes; but when faith comes, fear goes" (Abeka). Thanks so much for reading! Have a wonderful weekend, friends!