One fateful evening years ago, my family was trapped inside Fossil Rim Wildlife Park. Long story short, we were on the adjoining grounds for a church picnic and were late for the visit to the park because of Truitt’s (my husband’s) deacon duties.
We entered the back way, viewed a few sites and then had the eerie, eye-opening realization that no one else was around. We drove a little further on the twisting road and tried to find our way out. After a long while, we approached the exit and our hearts sank. The gates were locked and we were trapped inside. To complete the horror of the moment, a loud peal of thunder rumbled across the sky.
But the drama did not end there. The storm created a stampede atmosphere and we soon had large, wild animals jumping over our car. Truitt said, “Don’t worry, kids. Worst case scenario, we will spend the night in the car and get out tomorrow.”
Clarke, who was older and understood the gravity of the situation began to wail. Emily, who had complete trust in her Dad, began to clap her hands with joy.
I want to have complete trust in my dad, my heavenly Father. God says to us, “Don’t worry.” I want to clap my hands and trust Him to protect me through the storm and the wild animals that seem to surround us.
Psalm 9:10 says, “Those who KNOW YOUR NAME put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.”
The Bible tells us that as children of God we can call Him Father.
Emily trusted her earthly father, and I am happy to report that we were eventually rescued by a park ranger. Let’s try our best to trust our heavenly Father who is more powerful than we can ever even imagine.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.