Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Lord, Help Me To Walk

Tonight, as I sat across the table from a 60 year old mother, I listened to her tell the story of how her son was born with club feet.  She told of how she couldn't afford the corrective foot wear that was available at that time and how she was so worried that her boy would never walk.  She said that her doctor told her that every time she changed her son's diapers, gave him a bath, and whenever she could, to rotate his feet in circles at the ankles.  She described how that this was painful for her son and how he would cry; how she hated having to do it, but knew that because of it her son might possibly walk one day.  He is now in his late thirties and never did have any trouble walking!

This story made something very clear to me in the spirit.  Our Heavenly Father sometimes has to turn our feet also, maybe even "rotating our ankles" in a certain direction to ensure our wellbeing.  This is often painful for us.  But He, being the Good, All Knowing, Father that he is, does it anyway because like this mom, He wants his children to be able to walk!  

A short and simple story that reveals a big, important truth.  

"To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy..." Jude 1:24

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