Go Ahead––Jump!

JumpThis week at GTC we dedicated a handsome little 6-month-old boy whose name is Gideon! Congratulations to his family! Such a strong name for a little guy who will be a “Mighty Hero” for Christ!

Mighty Hero? Where do you get that from, Dan Lewiston? Thanks for asking. In the book of Judges 6:12, the Bible says…

“The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, “Mighty hero, the Lord is with you!”

How powerful, right? How amazing would it be for the Lord to look at you and call you a Mighty Hero?

Well the good news is––He has! He has called you! He has called all of us! Some of us He calls – Mom, some – Dad, some – Preacher, some – Teacher, some – Doctor. On and on the list goes. All of us He has called Son or Daughter! He loves us so much that he wants us as his kids. And this Daddy loves His kids! All of us are called to be a Hero for Him, wherever we are planted!

Now let me switch gears for a second. One of my favorite things I have done with all 3 of my kids (right now only my 2-year-old can do this with me) is to stand them on the table, counter, high point; say 1, 2, 3; and watch them jump into my outstretched arms––catching them––not allowing them to hit the ground!

There have been times my kids jumped to me when I wasn’t ready. There have been time when they caused me to drop things that were in my hands, because my kids knew that I would not miss them. Just like our Heavenly Father who will not let…well look what He says in Isaiah 43:

“1 I have called you by name; you are mine. 2 When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. 3 For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom; I gave Ethiopia and Seba in your place. 4 Others were given in exchange for you. I traded their lives for yours because you are precious to me. You are honored, and I love you.”

So “Gideon,” go ahead and jump! He will not let you drown or be burned! You’re His Hero! He will catch you! He Loves You! You are His!