Today on my walk, I noticed a dad with his son walking on the beach. The dad would pick up a stone and skip it on the water. The son was intrigued at what his dad was able to do with the rocks. He was trying so hard to be just like his daddy. The dad was very patience with his son showing him just how to hold his rock, so he too could get it to skip over the water. When the dad would throw his rock it would skip three or four times before going into the ocean. When the boy first started he could only make a splash with his rock. The boy was getting very frustrated not being able to do it like dad, but they kept working on it together and in time, with guidance from dad, the boy did it. The boy jumped up and down with joy when he did his first skip. Now he was just like dad. The dad bent down gave him a hug and patted the boy on the head to let him know how proud he was of him. As they continued their walk down the beach and skipping rocks, I could see the boy trying hard to keep up with his dad. The son would stop to throw his rock and would have to run to catch up. Dad’s footprints were wide in stride, but the boy would try hard in taking the same footsteps of his dad. Here was a dad and his son just out for a walk and enjoying the day together. We never know what impact someone can have on us and what lessons we will learn from our experiences in life. It made me smile and made me think:
The Lord is very patience with me in trying to show me how I should do things His way. And I know with His guidance, in time, I will be all He wants me to be. I get frustrated when things don’t go well, but I know when I am doing His will, I will get it right eventually. I feel the joy of the Lord in my heart when I listen to His instructions and follow Him and get it right. I can feel His arms around me and telling me well done my good and faithful servant. As I walk in His footprints, I will be just like my Daddy God one day.
Lord, Thank you for being my Daddy and having patience with me. Guide me and instruct me in my walk with You. May I always walk in Your footsteps? Amen