The rain poured down in buckets with no sign of letting up. The boy and his father waited in the store entrance. Through the pelting water droplets, they could see the minivan that looked like it was miles away. A quick check on the smartphone weather app revealed that this front was only beginning and was likely to get much worse.
Option 1: Wheel the cart of groceries back into the store and be late for a party. Option 2: Brave the elements. The father didn’t mind the rain, but the four-year-old was afraid of storms. The father, who had a moment of brilliance, tucked his son’s head under his shirt, hoisted the bags of groceries into his hands, and went into the rain. The little boy giggled because he could hear the rain but couldn’t feel it touching his head. What looked silly to many watching proved to get the boy to safety.
We are caught in the storm of our sins; however, when Christ died, we died with him. His death is our death, and our debt is paid in full. “For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3).
No matter how silly that first Good Friday looked or looks to many, our heavenly Father safely tucks us in his arms. As God’s children, we are now hidden under the robe of Christ’s perfection. So it’s okay to giggle like a child because you are safe with Christ.