Having a baby has taught me a few things:
- Do not leave exposed flesh within reach of a teething baby
- Do not think about accomplishing a task. The baby will find out and have strong feelings against it.
- Once you have mastered the art of dressing a baby, you are now qualified to enter steer wrestling competitions at your nearest rodeo.
We love our kid...but he is definitely a challenge. One of the most challenging things is the fact that he does not yet have the concept of object permanence. This means that whenever we leave a room, he is not sure we exist any more...and he wails.
So, is this just a rant or is there a spiritual nugget in there somewhere? Oh yes...just keep tracking with me.
There are so many times in my life when I’m just like Eden. God feels near and almost tangible in my life. Suddenly, when it seems like I am in a vulnerable place, I do not feel like He is on the scene like He should be.
Just like any human parent, God is always there. When I am near the door of Eden’s room as he’s crying in bed, I think about how God has His hand on my shoulder as I am going through any situation - He is watchful, patient, and loving. I would never leave Eden to cry on his own without my help close by. I cry on the other side of the door with him. God weeps with us when we weep and is happy for us when we feel happy. He loves us and will never leave us.
Now, if you’ll excuse me - the baby was notified of my productive blog-writing and has a few choice words for me. Later, friends.