After a few minutes I noticed Carson climbing high onto the top of the monkey bars. They were the type with the ladder that curved so you could actually climb on top of the bars and make your way across- that is, if you were old enough and coordinated enough to do so. At 3 years old, I wasn't quite so sure.
Not wanting to be one to stop my kids from trying new things, I just slowly made my way over to where he was so that I could be there if he needed me. Sure enough, he began to climb across the top then came to a halt when he realized the predicament he had gotten himself in. With fear in his eyes he looked around. All of a sudden he noticed I was right there- and I visually could see the look of relief in his eyes.
I called up to him saying "UT Oh buddy, looks like you've got yourself stuck huh?" "Yes," he answered. "So, what do you think you should do now?" I asked. Unto which Carson replied "Cry??"
We all started laughing and as I lowered him to the ground I snuck in a few kisses on the neck assuring him he was safe and sound.
As I made my way back to the bench I began to think of all of the times in my life I too had found myself in a predicament- and all I knew to do was to CRY out to Jesus. Call out to the one who is all knowing, cry out to the one who is my safety net, call all out to the one who promises to never let go.
Yet I was reminded of a time when I hadn't known Jesus- and how different my view of life was. How life was so much more difficult when I had tried to figure it all out on my own. How I hadn't known where to turn for true security. How I hadn't known He would be there to pick me up, dust me off, and show me a better way.
How about you? Have you found yourself in a situation that seems helpless and you are all alone with no one to catch you when you fall? God won't force himself on you or stop you from trying it on your own. He wants for you to want him - as much as he wants a relationship with you. I mean, He wants to know you and for you to really know Him. He cares about you and every little detail of your life. He wants more than anything to be the one you call out to, the one you turn to, the one who you trust in more than anything else in in you life.
So go ahead and cry out to the one who is all knowing. Call out to the one who is there, right now, waiting to hold you and let you know how valuable you are. You don't have to do it on your own anymore- He is there, I promise, and he is waiting to show you way.