The monkey bars!
Ellie loves the monkey bars. Her shoulders aren’t quite developed enough for her to make it across on her own yet so when we go to the park she always ask Jessie to help. When this first started at 18 months Jessie held her up and moved her across with her barley touching each bar. Now she will grasp on to each bar as he holds her legs ensuring she doesn’t fall. Soon, he will just stand beside her as she completes the monkey bars on her own. Then the sad day will come when she just swings across the monkey bars without ever looking up for help. Ellie’s never been afraid to ask for help. When she has a boo boo she will run to one of us to pray for it. When she can’t reach something high on a shelf she will ask for help to grab it. When she makes an accident she ask for help to clean it up. When a little friend fell down outside and was crying she immediately ran to us for help. She loves to do things on her own BUT she is never too proud to call out for help. She knows her limits. Why are we too proud to ask for help from God? We try to clean up our own accidents making them worse. We attempt to reach that next goal on our own falling short every time. We would rather struggle then admit that we need help. God wants to help us. God, the creator of heaven and earth wants to help you. When we are on the monkey bars, our shoulders giving out, blisters forming on our burning palms and the desire to press on growing weak, God wants to come beside you and help you continue crossing.
“My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth!” Psalms 121:2 NLT