We recently found some frogs hopping across our garden and my oldest daughter really wanted to get her hands on one. She said that she wanted to see what it felt like, but I secretly think that she wanted to kiss it to see if it would turn into a Prince.
I was amazed how tame the frogs were and that we were able to get really close before they hopped away. My daughter was really determined to catch one and she talked about naming him Og (that is the name of the frog in the books about Humphrey the Hamster). I was really determined that she wouldn’t be able to catch one because I thought that it might not end well for the frog.
Eventually the frogs all hopped away, one of them had been prodded but other than that they were unharmed which was a relief.
I was looking through the photos I had taken and I was really struck by this one. Did the frog know there was someone so close watching it and if it did, did the plants make it feel safe?
I was reminded that God is with us always and that he is watching everything that we do and that he wants to be a part of our lives.
God has the power to do good or harm but because he is in his very nature good and loving, then we know that he will act towards us in a good and loving way.
God really is closer than you think? I’m pretty fanatical about the concept that God is with us (you really don’t want to be sitting next to me when people start talking about coming into God’s presence) but even I forget that God is there sometimes in the busyness of life. There are things in life and circumstances that cause us to lose sight of God but he is still there and he is still good.
God is with us, but that won’t necessarily help us if we don’t choose to trust in and call on him. You can think more about what this means by reading the parable of the undefeated wrestler.