When my children were smaller I enjoyed taking them to play in the park. Piedmont Park in Atlanta was our favorite place to visit. I enjoyed the inner city environment, the restaurants, the arts and entertainment, and the smooth winding walking trails, as well as huge open fields. The playground area was nice too. 🙂
I can remember when we would get to the children’s play area how they would charge towards the equipment. “No! Wait!”, I would shout in an attempt to get them to slow down until I could get closer. As soon as I got within reach they would begin to climb up to the top of the slide and come down right into my hands as I stood there at the bottom waiting from them.
It was so fun watching them gain confidence with each step they made while learning to master the equipment. As they grew older, I would sit and watch them from a distance because it allowed them the freedom they needed to play on their own.
As I was reflecting on their childhood I begin to think that this is much how God is watching us. As his children his eyes are always upon us. He is always watching. He knows when we need help and he is there as a father waiting for us to slide right into his arms. He wants to protect us from all the hurts we can potentially encounter.
So never think that God is far away from you or that he has forgotten you. You may have to take a few steps, but he is within your reach. He’s Watching…..He’s Watching us all 🙂
(Isaiah 4:16) (Psalm 34:15) (Proverbs 5:21)
GOD BLESS 🙂
(c) V. Paschal 2017