>Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).
The two-year old darted around the apartment like a butterfly in a flower garden, touching this and climbing that.
“Kaylee, get down. You’re going to get hurt,” the father repeatedly warned.
But Kaylee’s desire to explore her world proved insatiable. Every chair and stool proved to be a challenge waiting to be conquered.
“Kaylee, sit down now while I fix your soup,” the father said.
Kaylee scurried to her favorite chair. But while her father’s attention was turned away, she stood and rocked it, tumbling unto the floor with a loud bang. Her father rushed to her side.
Tears streamed her cheeks as she sobbed, “Daddy, I felled.”
Dad knew the fall was the child’s fault. In her stubbornness, she pursued the course of disobedience. But rather than chide, the father simply kissed her tears and said, “It’s alright, Kaylee. Daddy’s here now.”
From that moment on, Kaylee sat in her chair as a proper young lady should.
As I witnessed this father’s tender interaction, I thought of how many times I’ve tempted God with my disobedience, even though He has repeatedly warned me that I will fall if I’m not careful. How many times, have I run to Him with watered eyes, “Daddy, I felled.”
Yet, whenever I seek Him in my contrition, He picks me up, wipes away my tears, not condemning but loving, and reminds me He is always near.
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