Tinkerbell teaches me about trusting my Heavenly Parent
Tinkerbell is my beloved chihuahua. She is almost fourteen years old and she has found her "forever home" with us. We rescued Tinkerbell and we think that her previous family might have abused her. Tinkerbell gets frightened very easily. She is particularly leery of men. However, no matter how scared Tinkerbell gets, I am always able to comfort her. She places a lot of trust in me and I love being her pet-mom.
Our Heavenly Parent loves us and wants to comfort us. Sometimes we are all like Tinkerbell, but even in the midst of a global crisis, we do not need to be afraid. This too shall pass. The world is not ending, and God is with us. "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10, NIV)."
Rev. Rebecca is an ordained elder serving in the Susquehanna Conference. She serves Christ Community UMC and Llyswen UMC in the Altoona District. She is the author of The United Methodist Church and Disability and Hope for the Broken: Using Writing to Find God's Grace (coming soon from Touch Point Press).