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I WAS WAITING FOR YOU


A family was out vacationing at the lake one summer. Dad had been puttering out by the boat house. Two of his sons, a 12 year old and a 3 year old were down playing along the dock. The 12 year old was suppose to be watching his little brother, but he got distracted. The 3 year old, little Billy, thought that would be a good time to check out the shiny aluminum fishing boat tied up at the dock. So he went to the dock and put one foot on the boat and one foot on the dock. He lost his balance and fell into the water, which was about five feet deep.


The splash alerted the 12 year old who let out a scream and Dad came running from the boat house. He jumped into the water, swam down, but unable to see anything, came up for air. Sick with panic, he went right down into this murky water, and began to feel everywhere around the bottom. He couldn't feel anything. Finally, on his way up, he felt Billy's arms locked around the post of the dock, about 4 feet of water. Prying the boy's fingers loose, they burst up together to the surface to fill their lungs with life-giving air.


Finally when the adrenaline had stopped surging, and nerves had calmed down a little bit, the father asked his son, "What on earth were you doing down there hanging onto the post so far under the water?"


Billy answer was a classic. Placed with the wisdom only a toddle could give, he said, "I was just waiting for you dad. Just waiting for you!"


Jesus is in the rescue business for those that are drowning and waiting to be saved. Those that are lost in the dark and He is the light.


(From a sermon by Anthony Zibolski, God's Sovereign Choice, 6/14/2011)

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