We’ve had the pleasure of being around a couple of baby boys recently. We’ve enjoyed them immensely. It’s been wonderful to seeing them literally begin their walk in life. I watched as they worked their mobility, crawling on their knees, wobbly on their legs but determined and with resolve.
The same day I was in the greeting card shop. They have cards for every age – from these toddlers to juniors to seniors. I was struck by how life’s spectrum was displayed there in the card rack. As I perused the selection, I was aware that each age has its opportunity. Those little boys on their wobbly legs were taking on their life’s task for little ones. Us old guys are off to the building site, the office – whatever it is.
So many times, I’ve excused myself because of my circumstance. It’s only when you don’t take it on that things begin to atrophy. These young boys were a lesson in Keep-Taking-It-On. You see them up one second and falling the next, crawling and reaching out, exploring, grasping.
The one big advantage Christians have is that HE does it withyou. And at the very end HE takes you home with HIM. Our job is to not stop heading towards HIM on our wobbly little boy legs.
John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.… KJV