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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Holding our Good Father's hand!

Happy Thursday everyone! Ready for the weekend? We are almost there! It is a beautiful, warm, bright day here! Yesterday was warm and breezy too! After having a nice day with my daughter I went to pick hubby from work, he was actually in a meeting for some Community group he is part of, he wanted to take a walk with us around the neighborhood, so we held our daughter's hand and off we went about 2 blocks away from home... We were talking and sometimes singing (because our daughter loves to dance) but most of the time we were trying to CONVINCE Natalia to keep holding our hands, we kept telling her it was necessary and that she couldn't walk around on her own, she kept trying to get her hand loose.... and finally we let her walk on her own just for a second.... We had just let her hands go and after a few steps she fell, right on the concrete, making some scratches on her knees, nothing serious of course, but you could tell it hurt.... We explained to her that's why mommy and daddy have to hold her hands when we are outside, she was all happy right away, and it seems she forgot all about it quick enough because she started trying to "escape" from us again.... It made me think how much we are like that, as parents we know we have to hold our children's hands for their own good but still we fail to hold our own Father's hand in our everyday walk! Don't we want to do our own thing sometimes? How many times I've tried to walk "on my own", take my own steps, in the direction I want, we even make excuses and we think we are "big enough" to make certain decisions in our life without God's approval... we think that if we aren't doing "anything wrong" it's ok to choose for ourselves certain things that aren't "too big of a deal to ask our Father about it" but there's nothing too small for God... He cares about everything we do... and His Hand is always there... to hold us when we walk, to pick us up when we fall! And even after falling, we let go of His hand again! why? Well, we are like that! And after some bruises, scratches and some pain we sometimes dare to ask: "Why me?" or we wonder if "it was a punishment from Him" I would say that most of the time... when things go wrong in our lives... It's just a consequence of walking away from Him.... I pray I learned enough from my daughter's fall yesterday! I hope that picture stays in my mind forever .... I hope I always remember to hold my Father's powerful hand!

I have to go now... have to pick up hubby from work for lunch... I am drinking a Frappuccino, enjoying the beautiful day God's given us today!

Have a wonderful, blessed day!

 "23The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
 24Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand." (Psalm 37:23-24, King James Version)


Sharlene T. said...

What a beautiful day you had! Thank the Lord...Thanks for sharing with us.

Paloma said...

Thanks Sharlene! Yes... Beautiful indeed!

Leslie Harris (de Limon) said...

Que bonito poder pasar momentos asi. Mis hijos todavia me toman de la mano, pero no para que yo los cuide. Ellos dicen que me estan cuidando.

Paloma said...

Que bonito lo que compartiste Leslie!!! wow.... que increible verdad? Como da vueltas la vida.... y nuestros pequenitos crecen y luego un dia los necesitaremos nosotros a ellos... buen punto para reflexionar!



Tiffany said...

Perfect today. I needed the reminder. Thank you.

SavedbyGrace said...

awesome illustration. I think if we looked at our relationship with Christ in a Parent/child relationship we would understand so much more. Christianity should be so simple, and when we are holding His hand it is. Thanks P'