“Kojo stop it. Kojo sit down. Kojo bring it. Kojo don’t put it there. Put it here. Pick it up from the floor. No don’t sit on the floor.” And so much more which I say all in one breath. This, my dear friends, is 20 seconds in the life of me and this lil man right here and I usually get responses like “nooo”, “I won’t bring it”, “I won’t sit down here, I’ll sit down here” (pointing in a different direction) or just silence, whilst he goes ahead to do the exact opposite of what I said. Sigh!
Now I love him to bits but doing what I said not to, usually gets him a little discipline from me lol nothing too serious cos he’s only 2 but serious enough for him to know he shouldn’t have, because though he likes to do his own thing his own way, who is the adult here? Sometimes he’ll get upset, look away from me and attempt crying but when his tears fail him, we patch up and get right back to whatever we were doing. When the tears do come, he runs straight into my wide open arms, cries for like 4 seconds then we’re good. It’s play time. Other times, he immediately says sorry in that cute little voice with a look of alarm on his face once I mention his name sternly and he realizes what he did wrong. (What can you really say after that?)
Does this scenario sound familiar my fellow Christian? In my dealings with this sweetheart, it dawned on me that our relationship with our father in heaven is quite similar to this. How many times do we feel His prompting to do something but ignore it or just postpone it? (Guilty- almost didn’t write this post). How many times do we hear so clearly from Him (through his word, our parents, pastors, leaders, bosses, etc.) exactly what to do but do something totally different, which is in our own interests? (Guilty). How many times do we run back into His arms when our ‘wisdom’ fails us or we need something from Him then leave right after we get it, going back to doing our own thing? But He is such a loving father who is always there for us, waiting patiently with His arms wide open. Sometimes when I’m helping Kojo climb up or get down, he says “oh I’m falling down” even when I’m holding his hand, not because he actually is but because he feels like he’s going to. Then it hit me, isn’t that like us going through hard times, thinking God has left us to fall when He’s actually holding us through it all.
I have come to know, appreciate and understand God more as a dear father through my relationship with this little one and I would like to share this loving father with you all. The one who created you, always looks out for you, KNOWS what’s best for you & at what time to give it to you. Ah, what a wonderful dad He is! Run into the arms of His love today and there you’ll find everything you will ever need.
In the arms of His love I find rest
In the arms of His love there’s sweet quietness
Nothing can harm me, no reason to fear
Safe in the arms of His love
In the arms of His love – Women of Faith