“Here comes another one!” I yelled.
I could feel my son’s tiny hands grabbing a hold of mine as the next wave comes crashing in. The cool water rushes over him as he screams in excitement.
“Did you get wet?” I ask Jaiyden as he’s wiping the salty water from his face. He looks up at me with a smile that warms my heart, helping me understand that I am in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.
I walk him back to his mom, watching him as he examines the wet sand squeezing through his toes. As I turn around to walk back to the cool ocean, Jaiyden turns and runs past me towards the waves.
“Hey! Hold daddy’s hand!” I yell after him. He looks back and holds his hand out for me to grab hold.
“He has no fear,” my friend said.
“He knows Daddy has him,” I said, walking Jaiyden back to the Ocean.
I, then, became encouraged in knowing that no matter how hard, or how rough, the waves in life are, I know my Daddy has me.
You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah – Psalm 32:7
I know that if I were to let my son walk into the ocean by himself, the waves will overpower him. He needed to stay with his daddy in order to withstand the pressure that would surely take him under.
I know, also, that there will come waves in my life that will hit me hard, and will try to take me under, but as long as I know who my Daddy is, I know He’s got me.
God loves us so much, that He not only holds us within our waves of life, but He also took the biggest wave of them all so that we didn’t have to. He took our sin, our shame, and nailed them to a cross one dark day, so that we can be reconciled to Him. And now, if we truly believe Jesus is who He says He is, we can walk hand in hand with our Father God as waves come our way knowing that He’s got us.
As my son and I were walking out into the Ocean, his hand in mine, I leaned over to him as he looked up at me with excitement for what’s to come, and I said to him, “Daddy’s got you.”