His benevolent power was there to balance, strengthen, to sustain, and to guide me. It wouldn’t be possible for me to lack grace, coordination, or confidence, because I was supported by God’s infinite love.
I took my first unfaltering glide as I prayed that my reliance upon these truths, which had come to me so clearly, wouldn’t desert me. My heart was full of faith, and I knew that in a heart full of faith, there just couldn’t be any room for fear. I skated that afternoon, not fancy figure skating, of course, but with steady, confident, joyous glides. And I didn’t fall again, not once. I’ve never forgotten the incident, because it was my first childhood experience in proving that God’s help is always at hand when we need it, and call for it, and believe we will receive it.