One of the great joys of travel is the people I meet around the world. There are so many wonderful and amazing stories of lives lived in every corner of our globe.
Common to them all is fear. In each story, as you listen, there will be times of fear and anticipation. Times when we simply don't know what to do. I saw what to do in this little baby in Kenya. She was a momma's girl for sure! Security was being wrapped tightly on her mother's back as her mom worked in the kitchen.
She never let us get too close, we had white faces, and I'm sure it terrified her to see such strange people, but her mom gave her security, safety.
This morning, as I read Psalm 56, I came to these words that reminded me of this little baby,
When I am afraid,
I will put my trust in You.
In God, whose word I praise,
In God I have put my trust.
For David, as for us, it's not "if I'm afraid" but "when I'm afraid". Fear always comes and the right response is trust in God. It feels like this little girl feels, protected and safe next to momma.