I’m a rich woman; relatively speaking. I don’t make a lot of money, but I’m rich in friends. I have a roof over my head and a pillow to lay my head down at night. I have awesome friends and family who bless me each and every day. But in just a few moments, it felt like I lost all of that. I was violated. My purse was stolen and I no longer felt rich. My security seemed to be completely stripped from me. I had to check out every sound I heard that night. I probably jumped every time I heard a new noise.
Each day it seems to have gotten a little better as I feel more peace. A friend and I were texting and she texted back, “It’s good to have a soft place to land!” A soft place to land….my heart immediately took comfort in those words. Because isn’t that exactly who Jesus is. “Be strong and courageous, do not be frightened or dismayed because the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Jesus holds us and calms our fears. Jesus is that soft place to land as we are embraced in his loving arms.
But I think sometimes it is still hard for us to find that soft place to land.
When another cancer diagnoses is shared,
When cancer takes another loved one,
When we feel insecure,
When we are battling the demons of depression,
When our prayer isn’t being answered and so much more….that soft place to land seems to be buried in the dark. But God sent Jesus as a reminder of God’s love for all God’s people and Jesus is that soft place for us to all land especially during these difficult times.
It took me awhile to realize it, but Jesus was standing with me and was ready and waiting to catch my fall. He’s waiting to catch your fall too. In fact, he’s always ready and waiting. He is standing, arms held wide open, waiting to catch our fall. We just need to trust fall into his arms. He will wipe away every tear and calm every fear. For that, I’m so thankful…thankful to have this precious gift where I and where you too can fall.
Let’s keep falling into the arms of this one who promises always to be our soft place to land.
Linking up with these lovely ladies: Holly at Testimony Tuesday, Kelly and the RaRa linkup, Jennifer at Tell His Story and Holley and Coffee for your Heart!