It seems worth mentioning that life is often about meeting challenges. The nature of the challenge changes as maturity sets in. And the level of difficulty rises as our capabilities grow. But one of the realities of life is that from the cradle to the grave we must face and surmount whatever obstacle circumstances set before us. The infant struggles to learn communication and crawling. The toddler works on potty training and walking.
At some point the transition is made from the crib to the big-kid bed. Soon baby food gives way to small portions of table foods. And with the passage of time a teenager who used to be that small child walks in needing the keys to the car as the parents wonder; "Who are you and what did you do with my baby"?
God is such a wonderful Father. He wisely does not shield His children from the challenges of life just as the wise parent does not carry the developing child from room to room protecting them from all potential dangers. It's painful to watch as the little one attempting to crawl falls on his face. But when the tears are dried the loving parent once again allows the child to face and perhaps this time to conquer the challenge.
One can never know exactly what life may dish up this time. But if things go as they have in the past we are certain our tomorrows will be interesting and definitely challenging. And should we fall, Father will be there to pick us up, right what is wrong and let us try again.
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9 KJV
Growing in the Grace of God,
Pastor Richard Orrell