|Agile, mobile, and hostile! Just try and keep up with this guy!|
I love being a dad. There are so many new experiences that have brought me so much joy these last few months. However, I am also learning about humility... I am realizing just how much I really need help and support. Recently, the baby started crawling. I will turn my back on him for a second only to find him eating a plastic bag, chewing on a power cord, or banging his head into a cupboard. Try as I might, I can’t keep up with him! It’s scary to think how little control I really have… What will happen when he starts growing up? What happens when I can no longer force him to make all the right choices? It makes me realize how fragile life really is. I can try to convince myself of my own power. However, if I am honest, I know I need a power beyond myself. I need God. I need other people. Without the grace of others, I am nothing. We all receive gifts every day. Whether we wake up to find the sun on our face, or a smile from a friend, these undeserved gifts give each one of us life in a real way.
In the Bible, there was a man, named Jabez. Jabez realized he needed God’s grace. His prayer for help has survived, and it has provided guidance to countless people over the years. Today, I hope whatever we are going through, we would know it’s okay to seek help and grace.