I picked up this little push car at a garage sale when our first grands came along.
I can't remember what I paid for it and probably didn't realize it even at the time but since the day that I carted it off in my trunk I have come to realize that it was a bargain.
At first I was the one that pushed them around while they pretended to drive hard up and down the driveway but now the older ones push the younger ones.
They are lost in their imagination of doing wheelies and taking fast corners and making abrupt stops.
I think they forget that without someone behind them there is no power. Only when their power source stops... do they look behind them to see what the problem is.
Our lives are not so different sometimes.
When circumstances in our lives are good we can easily become accustomed to the smooth sailing but what happens when life takes a sideways turn?
Are you feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders?
Are you waiting and hoping in the Lord?
Is God your source of strength?
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear . . . Psalm 46:1-2a
He is a faithful God who longs for us to talk to him not only in times of trouble....
but often throughout the day.
The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.
Psalm 28:7 (NIV)