My Faith Story - July 13, 2015

Read Psalm 56:3

It was definitely outside the perimeter of what my folks would allow me to go, but the four of us kids took off down 27th Avenue in Miami, Florida, to watch Seminole Indian boys dive for coins in the Miami river. Since we were not “paying guests,” we  were hiding among the mangroves and coconuts along the river bank. As the tourists moved toward the alligator pit - out of our vision -  we headed back to 27th Avenue.   My friends wanted to head south for more adventure, and I headed back toward home, alone, to try and be home before my folks missed me. I was afraid! Heading back home, I felt lost and wasn’t sure of my direction.  All of a sudden, I remembered the memory verse from Sunday School that Sunday. “What time I am afraid, I will put my trust in thee” - first repeating it in my mind and then, over and over again out loud.  All of a sudden I could barely see the silhouette of my parents standing in front of our house, anxiously looking for their son. When I arrived, they had already forgotten the punishment that was awaiting me, because they were so glad to see me.

After supper and a bath, I went straight to bed. I asked  God to forgive me for disobeying my parents and lulled myself to sleep repeating over and over again, the words of Psalms 56:3, “What time I am afraid, I will but my trust in Thee”.