I'll tell you where the action is. Right outside my office at North Campus are the Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten bathrooms and drinking fountain. The traffic is heavy, and it can get exciting; if you know what I'm talkin' about.
One time, recently, Olivia from Preschool was coming out of the girls bathroom, and I noticed she was limping down the hall. She didn't look hurt, but foot, ankle or knee were not working right. Woops - she saw me. Without hesitation she said something like, "Hey Pastor Wilson, you better fix my shoe." She stuck it out.
It wasn't any easy fix. She had a "tongue in shoe" problem. It wasn't just wiggle the heel around; it was goin' to require the surgery of a full shoe removal and a tongue relocation, followed by "puta-shoe-back-on-icus" and a full "velcro-on-again-icus." Yep, I had to get on the floor.
In the process I memorized Olivia's name, and we became friends.
Of course, something like this happening always gets me to thinkin'. Olivia had the courage to approach me boldly with her need. Do most of us do that with people we love or with God. Well, I have to admit...not usually.
The Bible says, "So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most (Hebrews 4:16)." That's a pretty awesome verse; isn't it?!
Why don't we just ask for our needs like a preschooler? Too proud or don't understand God - one or the other.
Some of us think, "I know how to do this myself; I don't need God or anyone else!" And guess what? We miss getting to know God or someone else He has sent to help us.
Others of us think, "God doesn't have time, nor does anyone else have time, to help me; I'll just suffer through this alone." Now does that sound like God or His people? No, No, No! They always want to help. In fact, they want to "get on the floor", so that in the process we'll get to know one another better.
Olivia asked for help. How about you and me?
Let's pray over it! Dear Lord, teach us to talk to You about everything. Help us to learn to just come up and ask You about things we need. We know that You present us with situations; so that when we talk to You about them, we will get to know You better and better. Thank You that You are willing to involve Yourself, and Your people, in the things that are happening to us. We love You, Lord! In Jesus' name, Amen.
Proud of you,
Ps Hey, another milestone! We made it to 2,500! Let's get back to bloggin'!