“Huh huh huh huh,” chuckled the Little Wave enjoying the wind while touching the sea shore.
“Oh! Not again,” said Ms. Sand on the shore looking at her wet dress.
“I’m sorry, Ms. Sand. I didn’t see you,” said the Little Wave with apologetic glance.
“Why do you waves have to make me wet all the time? On this huge shore am I the only one for you to splash on?” Ms. Sand was annoyed.
“Ah…hmm. You see, Father has drawn a boundary line for me and I can’t cross it. I gotto obey Him and play in the same area,” tried explaining the Little Wave.
“Okay, okay, so I gotto live with it. But that doesn’t mean you make me wet all the time. When I’m dry, I shine like pearls and I love it.” boasted Ms. Sand.
“But you know when you get wet you smell so good. I heard man talk about you the other day.” Little Wave knew how to persuade Ms. Sand.
“Really?” asked Ms. Sand with much curiosity.
“Yes, and I can also take you on a ride to a new place and bring back home.”
“Hmm, that sounds interesting. Maybe we could be good friends. What do you think?”
The Little Wave returned into the sea saying, “That was my handshake to you, new friend. See you soon.”
Like the boundaries set for the Little Wave and Ms. Sand, God has also set some boundaries for our lives. At times, these boundaries may seem to be disheartening, but if we take a lesson from the Little Wave, we’ll learn to shake hands with those boundaries.
God knows what is best for you and He’ll give it to you at the right time for He loves you. All things won’t work your way all the time, but submit your things and your ways in His hand to be safe. Father has set boundaries to the life of His Son on this earth, too. Approximately, Jesus lived 33 and half years on this earth, but preached the Gospel only in his last three and a half years. He could have spoken about Father all His life, but he lived the life like us. He was tempted as we are, He suffered more than us, He was tested in His obedience as we are, and He overcame all. Not because He is a God but because He surrendered to Father’s will as a Man. We too ought to do the same. Surrender to Father’s will and then like the Little Wave we too will be able to say to the temptation/worries/tests/sins/diseases, “I can’t come to you, for my Father has set my boundaries and I can’t cross them.”
And remember one thing - God is willing to help us through all this. Surely He’ll bless you. Amen.