Testing Gravity

Have you ever watched a small child experimenting with gravity? My nine-month-old granddaughter has recently begun using a sippy cup. She’s very proud of herself! Likes to hold her yellow cup by one pink handle, throws her head way back to drain the very last drop. But before she gets to that last drop, she usually swings the cup and – oops! – watches as it drops to the floor.

This repeated “testing of gravity” done by small children has always fascinated me. It’s as if they think maybe, just maybe, this time the cup, spoon or whatever won’t hit the floor. It always does.

It reminds me of myself as I seek to commit to trusting God. I know that whenever I pray, whenever I ask, He will answer me. Maybe not as immediately as a dropped cup hits the floor, but just as reliably. Like gravity, the Lord never fails. He never fails to love me, have patience with me, never fails to work all things together for my good (Romans 8:28). But just like Abby, who hasn’t quiet yet learn to trust gravity, I often find myself “checking” to see if the prayer I “dropped” has hit His heart. It always has, even if I don’t hear a thump.

“Many are the sorrows of the wicked, But he who trusts in the Lord, lovingkindness shall surround him.” (Psalms 32:10, New American Standard Bible)

(C) Debbie Lowe, 2019

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