|Abby and her new bike!|
...and how much it hurts to fall down.
...and how much it takes to keep getting back up every time, get back on, and try again.
They are still really excited - don't get me wrong! As soon as their school work is complete (who am I kidding? Pretty much right after breakfast is done, really), they are begging to get their helmets on and get back out on their bikes. They are motivated to learn. The end goal (riding with no training wheels!) is just TOO appealing to not keep at the task. Even if it means learning how to ride, and learning how to fall and get back up.
|Elizabeth & her new bike!|
Do you ever get the sense that the Lord is specifically speaking TO you when He is speaking through you to your children?! That's how He gets some of His most significant messages across to me, it seems. More than once today, I had to remind my girls that learning to ride is hard; that it takes practice; and that trying to ride means learning to fall and get back up again - but the reward will be worth it.
Life. There's a lot of work that goes into learning how to live.
...and it hurts to fall down.
...and it takes so much to keep getting back up every time, and get back into it, and try again.
Knowing that eternity with Jesus awaits, the end goal is just TOO appealing to not keep at the task.
Even if it means learning how to live, and learning how to fall and get back up.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. [Galatians 6:9]
My soul still remembers
and sinks within me.
This I recall to my mind,
therefore I have hope.
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!”
Getting back up and trying again every day,
for His glory!
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