Today’s exhortation – baby steps
One day I saw my friend’s one year old son trying to walk. He had just began walking. As he took his first steps, we all got excited. We were watching him very closely to make sure he didn’t hurt himself. If he looked like he was going to hit the coffee table his father along with all the adults will jump up to make sure he didn’t hurt himself. Suddenly I got a picture of The Father’s love. The process of baby to toddler involves – Cruising which is a safe way for babies to practice their balance and strengthen their muscles. As the baby’s confidence grows, he will periodically let go of his support object, then grab hold again when he feels himself totter. Eventually, he’ll venture out on his own. Usually he makes it only one or two steps at first before sitting down; But loving encouragement and his own sense of accomplishment will keep him trying until he succeeds.
A baby’s first steps may accidentally get going too fast and fall when he tries to stop. A close eye is kept on him — not only for safety’s sake, but also to savour these special moments. I believe that’s how God our Father sees us. We are all children in His eyes. Some of us are learning to walk and others are walking. Yet He keeps an eye on all of us not only for safety’s sake, but also to savour the special moments. No matter what you may think of yourself, you are still His child. He loves our baby steps. It is written, For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. (Psalms 91:11, 12). Amen.