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Friday, May 28, 2010

Simple Joys – Letting Go and Stepping Out

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Is there anything much cuter than watching a baby learn to walk?

The wide legged stance

Intense concentration

Elbows bent and drawn in closely

That GRIN!!

My youngest granddaughter started walking this week. She had been standing alone for a while and taking one or two tentative steps before dropping to a crawl.

Her balance had been good for some time, but her confidence was lacking.

This week she decided she could do it on her own.

One step...two...then three and four...and now...

There is no stopping her...

Her delight at this new discovery is her family’s joy...

Can you imagine our Heavenly Father’s joy when His children finally take their first steps?

After providing His Word as our support system, He patiently waits for our confidence to build...

He watches as we take a hesitant step or two down the path He has made for us...

He cheers us on with encouragement from our brothers and sisters in Christ...

Then, finally, we realize that we can walk...then run...down that path...because we know He is always there with us, waiting to catch us in His loving arms if we lose our balance or fall...

There is elation in those first steps...but the greatest joy comes from a continued walk with our God...

Nothing can stop us now...




15 thoughts:

Stuff could always be worse said...

I am so happy with your granddaughter walking! Love the analogy
kim

Joan said...

What joy to see a little one take their first steps. I just love the way you tie the simple things in life to our Spiritual walk.

Have a blessed weekend.

Mildred said...

What joy it must give you all to see your little granddaughter learn to walk. Your message and analogy today are wonderful. Blessings, Mildred

Denise said...

Such a sweet post my friend.

Dad said...

Karen...You are so good with words.
Dad

Sandy said...

I remember those days with my
sweet boys. Looking forward to
grandchildren one day! I can
almost hear your joy!
Love the way you wrote about
this in regard to our walk
with the Lord.
Have a good weekend,
Sandy

Jan said...

Karen, thankyou for joining in Simple Joys, and it is such a delight to read your posts, with your gift of writing.
Can just picture your grandaughter, and loved the way you tied it in with our walk with Him.
Richest Blessings - Jan

Becky said...

How fun! Great analogy!

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

I'm so happy to have discovered your blog via Debbie's (Heart Choices). I'll enjoy coming back to read more!

Jerralea said...

What a good analogy! Parenthood teaches us so many things about our spiritual walk with God.

Lynda Young said...

This is beautiful..such wonderful imagry and precious truth

Mariel said...

how precious! i love your illustration! :)

Cathy said...

That is such a sweet post, Karen. I know your little granddaughter is darling. Blessings ~

Joyful said...

Great post Karen. Love the way you wove the Word into your granddaughter's milestone. As you described her walking, I can just picture it. Congrats to her :-)

luvmy4sons said...

Beautiful I often see correlations between my walk with God and children as they grow. What a blessing your granddaughter must be!

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