Tried and failed

Right now, I’m sitting at my kitchen counter waiting on dinner to finish baking. I’m starving. My inner “dinosaur” is growling with a demanding angst. The smell of the tator tots is killing me. So I run to the pantry to easy the stomach cries.

A half-eaten bag of peppermint marshmallows beckons me…leftover from Christmas. “Well, this will do, I guess.” Quick sugar to ease the hunger calls.

My son, Logan (one of my 5 year old twins), is outside playing in the backyard. He is determined to create a zipline out of a jump rope, seesaw, and a small oak tree. His determination is endless. As his mother…older..slightly wiser, maybe…I can see his mistake. The jump rope is no where near long enough and the fact that he has no Boy Scout knot tieing skills are not helping his efforts either.

I sit back and pop another little, pink marshmallow into my mouth. “mmmm….10 minutes until dinner…”

I watch Logan with absolute love for his determination and problem solving skills. I can almost see him working out the problems one-by-one as they come up. He will stop at nothing to create this backyard zipline from his imagination.

It’s moments like these that I wonder if God ever stops to watch us. We are determined little adults. We have all the education and know-how. We are the “smart ones” when it comes to figuring out situations. Right?? I wonder how many times I’ve tried to create a “zipline in the backyard with a jump rope,” only to have my efforts completely fail. God sits back in His chair and smiles. Maybe He appreciates my efforts—maybe it’s a little entertaining….He sees where I have gone wrong.

Either way, He created me. Created me uniquely.

Psalm 139 says “My frame was not hidden from You, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depth of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body, in your book were written, every one of the, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”

Basically, God knew me first. He created each of us and designed us to think about things….problem solve backyard ziplines…UNIQUELY! We are His individual creation. A one-of-a-kind model!

Isaiah 64:8 “We’re the clay and you’re our potter; All of us are what you made us.”

Following the path,

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