My 5 month old is learning how to crawl. I know, not the hottest thing in CHH but God is using this to teach me about Him, patience and perseverance.
Everyday my daughters come and set my son in crawling position and he moves his little body to make his move. We cheer him on and until yesterday he would slowly go back to the “tummy time” position. Yesterday, he was able to move forward! We were ecstatic! He was looking around to find out what the fuss was all about.
Children don’t have the burden of past failures and bad memories. They approach every obstacle with a blank canvas; even to the mistakes of yesterday. They are not guarded nor do they have any doubt in their own abilities. When they are prompted to take on a new task, they do so with curiosity, wonder and joy.
Watching your child grow and learn is a source of euphoria for parents. It allows us who may have become jaded in life, to behold God in His most purposeful work, the human being. The unfolding of innocence is an awe inspiring process that is often taken for granted.
When God propositions us to take on a new task or adventure, we should approach it as our children do. With no hesitation and full of wonder and curiosity. We are to proceed as a child with no doubt in our own abilities, but even less doubt in the One who has charge over us and has set us in position. Birds don’t doubt, babies don’t doubt. The raccoon that visits on Tuesdays before the trash goes doesn’t doubt (we’ve, well I, named his Percy).
We are God’s most special and prized creation, yet we trust Him the least and doubt Him the most.
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children
ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.