Three-year-old theology

Originally published Wednesday, 24 April 2013.

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?