Monday, September 1, 2014


Today I was sitting at the park in the Silverlake Reservoir area.  I remembered that after the #journeybeyond and #100happydays photo challenges, I wanted to do my own...just for me.

You can refer back to my blog on "About Time" to understand the meaning behind all of this.

Anyway, God spoke to me today through the children.  There were soooo many young families there with one or two kids each.  The grass was crawling with kids...pun intended for some of them.  Many were learning to walk, some were kicking a ball around, and I even caught a few learning how to hit a baseball off of a tee.  Basically these kids had the freedom to roam and play safely.  But in their world, they were on their own.  They were off running into the grassy knoll without a care in the world.  But hovering over every child was a watchful adult.  Be it their parent, nanny, or a friend who was hanging out with the child's parents, there was always an adult watching them.  The kids don't know or realize this though.  Their focus was taking their next steps or kicking the orange ball.

Some parents were joyfully chasing their children around.  That's the only time the kids would notice.  Otherwise, they were completely oblivious to the fact that someone was looking at them (including myself).

We are these children in our every day lives.  Daily do we take up our own steps and create our own paths and sometimes chaos.  Daily do we focus on our own ball to kick around or hit with a bat.  Sometimes we don't see where we are going, but the big picture guy named God always has our back.  He's that Father in the corner of our eyes always watching us, making sure we are safe.  Just like any parent, sometimes He watches us fall, scrape our knee, and cry a little.  Once in a while He will save us, especially if it means we are about to run into a group of older women trying to go through their boot camp.  Ouch, that would hurt!

We are born to live our lives and grow, but we have to always remember the safety Jesus provides for us by looking after us every day.  He watches every single one of us in this world with such focus and care.  I don't know how He does it, but that is why He is God and we are not.

Kick the ball around, folks.  Take your steps.  Once in a while look back and laugh with the Father that is by our side and sometimes chasing us around to make us laugh some more.

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