My “baby” needed me and I was there to assist!
Reference: v.1 I lift up my eyes to you,
to you who sit enthroned in heaven. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: As a child I was given a wooden frog by a family friend. It was quite a large statue, maybe 25cm long from nose to tail.
I’m sure the artist who carved the frog was expecting it to sit by a fireplace or stand amongst other beautiful carvings… but not for my frog! It was my baby.
I pretended to feed it a bottle, I rocked it off to sleep, and I lovingly placed a blanket over its hard, wooden exterior as I tucked it into its crib.
When I was sitting in a chair I would place my frog’s front half on my feet. I would then lift my feet so it looked like the frog was raising its front legs up to me.
I had seen children raise their hands toward their parents when they needed comforting, and so, I was doing the same with my frog.
Once my frog had ‘raised’ its front legs towards me, I would lean down to pick it up. My “baby” needed me and I was there to assist!
Application: Just as children raise their hands toward their parents (and as my frog raised its front legs toward me) we can raise our eyes toward God and know that He gives us the comfort, support and love we need.
God is always there for us, but so often we choose to go out on our own rather than looking to God. Only when we’re feeling like we’re in the pits of hell do we finally reach out to God.
Yet, God is present for us at all times. All we have to do is open our eyes to find Him.
Prayer: Lord God, as we grow up and mature we tend to rely on our own strength and we forget to rely on You. May we always look to You for all we need and be reminded that You are always there for us. Amen.
When was the last time you looked to God?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.