"Our Daddy may have only had a third grade education, but he could read the King James Bible, " says Helen Ashe. He taught us three things: 1. There is but one race-- the human race. 2. There is but one Father--the Heavenly Father. 3. Never take the last piece of bread from the table. (Helen Ashe co-founder of the Love Kitchen)"
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Our sweet youngest boy Ben is so brave. He is so very brave. He loves to climb high and jump from high places and run and crash and lives life with all of the exuberance of an X-Game participant.
The other day at the park he watched as his older brothers and sisters crossed the monkey bars and then poneyed up for his turn. You can see he didn't want any help at first. "I do it myself, please!" is a favorite phrase of his. Jim was right with him and it wasn't too long until Ben asked for a little help from Daddy. He went on about 3 more bars and then again, "I do it myself, please!" came out of his little lips. Jim again took his hands off but was ready to catch him if he should slip. Once again he called for "Daddy's help" and once again Daddy was right there to bring him to the end.
I couldn't help but think as I stood there snapping pictures and giggling at our little one how much I can be like this with my Heavenly Father. So many times I rush into something I think I can handle, I am sure I can handle and then I am left squirming and hanging on for dear life. At that moment I am like Peter sinking in the water and calling out "Lord, save me!" He does, because He is good and I am His child. He loves me and longs for me to seek Him and to trust Him as He guides me. He alone knows when I am not yet strong enough for a task and when I am ready to fly. I simply need to wait on Him and trust His loving hands.
Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.