”… When you attempt to live by your own religious plans and projects, you are cut off from Christ, you fall out of grace … For in Christ… What matters is something far more interior: faith expressed in love.” (Gal 5:4-6 MSG)
My granddaughters are into skateboarding and I was watching a clip of a young girl of about six who was at the top of an almost vertical run of about 20 feet / 6 metres, positioning herself, about to jump down.
You could see see that she was scared, but all the time her father was constantly and gently speaking words of encouragement to her. Finally she took courage, told her father she loved him, and jumped …!
I must have watched it a dozen times, it was so profound.
“This is exactly how it is for us,“ I thought. In all our challenges, the Holy Spirit is there ‘with us,’ speaking words of encouragement.
All we have to do is believe that He loves us …! ❤️