January 10, 2020

Rerun from Daily Devotional November 13, 2017

Cameron is three years old and she is awesome. She’s always in charge. If you don’t believe me, just ask her. This is the same beautiful little girl whose imaginary friend is a pack of wolves. Enough said.

Yesterday afternoon, Lauren sent me the following note about the latest Cameron adventure. Truer words were never spoken.

Pastor Tom,

I though you might get a chuckle out of this…

You may have noticed me chasing Cameron through the sanctuary after church today. When we picked her up from children’s church, she immediately kicked off her shoes and ran down the hall. She usually stops at the fish tank, so when she rounded the corner I knew it wasn’t good. As I followed in pursuit there were multiple people nice enough to tell me which direction my barefoot 3 yr old headed. She made it up the stairs, through the sanctuary, up into the balcony and out of the sanctuary door on the other side before I caught up with her. I was laughing too hard to be too mad at her, but when we finally made it to the car Bob and I tried to have a serious talk about not running from us. I explained that it scares us when she runs and that if she runs from us she could lost. Cameron’s response? “But mommy, I’m not lost at church!” Hard to argue with that.

Hope you have a wonderful afternoon!


Cameron’s comment of confidence and trust is the response of a mature Christian. That’s because a devout follower of Christ knows that the assurance of God’s guidance and comfort are continually present in the good and bad times of life. All God asks is that we remain faithful.

This complete reliance on God is what Solomon meant when he said: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

I hope you are at a good place in life and your path is filled with light. But if you find yourself in the dark where life doesn’t make sense and everything seems to be wrong, trust God. He will see you through this challenge and bring you back into his light. That’s how much God loves you.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, thank you for Cameron and the other ways you teach me how to be a better disciple. Help me to always trust in you. Lead me on your path. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Don’t think this is that last you will hear about Cameron. Someday I fully expect her to be sitting in the White House. Until then, even though I’m the one with all the degrees in God, I will continue to let this wonderful little girl help me understand what it is to be a faithful follower of Christ.

I hope you have a Cameron in your life.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins