I saw this video on Facebook today:
On monkey bars, girl sums up childhood in 20 seconds
Go watch it now. It's only 20 seconds after all.
MSN, who posted the video, entitled it "On Monkey Bars, Girl Sums Up Childhood in 20 Seconds." As I watched it, however, I couldn't help but think that this little girl's experience at the playground explains more than childhood; it sums up my entire relationship with my Heavenly Father (and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one).
So often, we say, "I don't need you" only to realize seconds later that we actually need the help of our eternal father desperately. Then, when He, in his infinite mercy, rushes to our aid, we shortly after dismiss His help and forget to acknowledge his hand in our lives and his all-knowing eye watching over us. The human, imperfect side of me says that maybe the Lord should just say, "Fine, you don't need me, huh? See what happens now!" and let us fall off the monkey bars. But the Lord is perfect...and loves perfectly. So he, like the father in the video, continues to stand nearby, ready to help whenever we call upon Him.
Oh, how I need Him. I CAN'T do it myself...and the beautiful truth is that I don't have to.