An abundance of caution if a much floated term these days. We fear risks and desire a life with sufficient collateral. We make plans in an often vain attempt to avoid unpleasantness. We scramble fighter jets out of an abundance of caution, we allow the government to parent us out of an abundance of caution. We take each other to court and make ourselves afraid to trust our neighbors, let alone love them as Jesus commanded.
An abundance of caution keeps us swimming in the shallow end of the pool, when grace can be found in the deep end. Have courage. Dive in. Jesus saves and keeps us. Really, He does! I write to remind myself, because I'm one of the biggest scaredy-cats I know.