A mom sent her little girl down a busy hallway toward her father.
From the mom’s perspective, it was not far and the goal was clear. But as the little girl walked through a sea of strangers, she nearly broke into tears. People of all shapes and sizes passed her, and none of them looked like her father.
The girl spun around, wanting to run back to the safety of her mom. To her dismay, she had lost sight of everything she knew (though her mom had not lost sight of her).
Suddenly, a familiar face emerged from crowds. Her big brother had come to rescue the little girl. He offered his hand and she took it, trusting him to lead her to their father.
We are like that little girl, seemingly sent adrift in a confusing world. While our heavenly parents and older brother can see the way, you and I are just too spiritually young. That is why God has sent His Son to walk with us and show us how to get back to Him.
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)