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The Lord Will Always Catch You

“Because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

– Philippians 1:5,6

Yesterday I shared the first two of three definitions of Christian love. The first is that Christian love can be defined as a verb, it is something that you do for the benefit of others. The second is that Christian love is becoming a person who is loving. I likened it to bringing a positive, contagious, and loving vibe with you everywhere you go! Lastly, Christian love is something that God does in us first and foremost. This is something you should never forget.

Father Henri Nouwen, a Dutch-born Catholic priest, professor, and prolific writer, shared a fantastic story about the catcher and the flyer. While on tour with trapeze artists The Flying Rodleighs, he observed their performances. Flying and catching, the Rodleighs move through the air like dancers. Rodleigh shared, “As a flyer, I must have complete trust in my catcher.” A flyer does nothing, but a catcher does everything with split-second precision. Catching the catcher is the worst thing the flyer can do. If I grabbed the catcher’s wrists, I might break them, or he might break mine, and that would be the end.

Friend, what Father Nouwen observed describes what the Lord does for us. This is what salvation means. Our task is to fly and do what we’re called to do and then trust that the Lord will catch us at the end. Rather than trying to catch God, we trust that He — the catcher — will catch us. That’s beautiful, isn’t it? He always does, and He will always catch you.

Prayer


Father, thank you for loving me first and as I carry out my calling, and thank you for always being there to catch me.

Reflection


Are you confident that God is with you and will carry you through?

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5 Responses

  1. Absolutely, and without a doubt, since before I was born till the end of my time as I know it now! Amen. And thanks be to God the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

  2. God is and has always been there for me. Even now, in my season of suffering a dire poor health report God is pulling and pushing me into service as a minister and I trust him explicitly. God bless all Gods people.

  3. Oh yes.Most definitely confident that God is with me and will carry me through.There is still time for me to achieve so much more.I still want to get down to my healthy weight.Starting this Monday morning.I will step on the scale and weigh myself,If the numbers go down, I will be happy.I also will get on my stationary bike and pedal off the pounds.I want to wish everybody at Shepherd’s Grove a blessed and Happy Easter.To Pastor Bobby Schuller and his beautiful family, blessings for good health and happiness and Easter Joy.To the Hour of Power Choir and Orchestra and their conductors, messages of appreciation and thanks for the glorious and uplifting music and singing.
    As always I remain a faithful and loyal viewer and a Happy and Wholesome student in Jesus Christ.Alleluia Christ is Risen Amen

  4. Lord I trust you , I know you ate always there and are able to keep us from falling and present us faultless before the Throne of God .
    Hallelujah, thank you for your love your grace and mercy. Thank you for Your life, your hope your joy. I could go on and on about your goodness . And never run out of good things to say.
    I love you Lord. Hallelujah !Amen.

  5. Pastor your stories illustrating biblical truths and deepening my theology, is appreciated. I am a mom and a therapist, a neighbor and a daughter to God. I can do nothing if I do not continue to grow spiritually. I will miss u on TBN and I do not understand their thinking. I respect them tho, and will always seek your ministry and continue as an eagle partner ☀️

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