Their first child was about to be born. The expectant father was standing by the soon-to-be mother when the nurse came into the room and said, “O.K. Time to leave. We’re taking her to the delivery room.”
“Not without me,” he said defiantly.
“Oh yes we are,” she said as she tried to push him out of the way.
Suddenly, he pulled a pair of handcuffs from his pocket and snapped one end to the gurney and the other to his arm. Unprepared for such an event, they wheeled him into the delivery room too.
His wife looked at him with compassion and said, “I knew you’d never leave me.”
The presence of a loved one in times of uncertainty and insecurity can be much more than comforting. They can be essential for maintaining one’s sanity.
No doubt David had that in mind when he wrote, “For You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.”
God will never forsake us when we face the dangers of life. One evening, a powerful storm arose without any warning. High waves sent the small boat high into the air before it came crashing down. Water was sweeping over the sides, and it was about to sink. “Don’t You care?” cried the disciples. “We are about to drown!”
“Quiet down,” said Jesus. And the turbulent seas and pounding hearts of the disciples both became as peaceful as a sleeping baby in the arms of its mother.
“I’ll never leave you nor forsake you,” said Jesus.
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for the power in Your words and the promise of Your presence when life threatens us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 9:10 For You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.