Thursday, May 22, 2008

As I was meditating on the "our Father" of the Lord's prayer and my 11 month old this morning, I thought of how much we are like an infant to God.

Jack is always in one of 3 places: The toilet, climbing up the stairs (usually falling down, leaving bruises on his head, and terrifying his mother) or in my room molesting my guitar. The thought occurred to me
that none of these 3 are bad places to be, for a child of appropriate age.

When he learns to love music and play the guitar, he will share in the joys of the Psalmist playing on his stringed instruments and be a blessing to others.

When he begins to use the toilet for its intended purposed, he will save his parents money on diapers, not to mention the blessing of not having to change them.

And when he gains the strength and dexterity to navigate the stairs, it will signal a growth in his physical and mental faculties that will Lord willing, enable him to ascend to higher places in his life to assist his fellow man.

How we are like this with God:

We often tread into areas, not forbidden by God, but to which we are not strong enough to handle quite yet. This verse came to mind.
Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
The hard part is being patient, and practicing the skills necessary to navigate these places so that God is glorifed, and we are not putting our hands in the toilet, falling down stairs, and ruining expensive musical equipment.

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