When asked if he could swim, my three-year-old proudly announced, "I can swim! ... But only when I wear my life jacket so I don't drown."
Cute as it was, isn't this true for all of us with how we live our lives?
We think we can swim on our own. But the truth is, if we were left to our own devices, we would most certainly drown. We need God as our life jacket.
Without God the Son saving us, God the Father sustaining us, and God the Holy Spirit guiding us, there is no hope.
So the question is: Are you wearing your life jacket? Or are you trying to swim on your own?
Kate Motaung grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan before spending ten years in Cape Town, South Africa. She is married to a South African and together they have three children. Kate is the author of the e-book, Letters to Grief, hosts the Five Minute Friday blog link-up, and has contributed to several other online publications. She blogs at Heading Home and can be found on Twitter @k8motaung.