I was super blessed this last Tuesday to be able to go skiing with my son Aaron. It was his first time skiing; and for me, it was the first time in about 20 years. We decided to take a lesson and then venture out in faith.
As you might expect, there was a lot of falling going on, (I can't tell you how many times I picked Aaron up) as a matter of fact, Aaron took a terrible spill that left him with a bloody abrasion on the right side of his face. But, in spite of all the painful spills, when all was said and done, we both had had an awesome time, enjoying each other and the beauty of God's creation.
I am so grateful to God for giving me this time with my son…and I just hope and pray that Aaron knows, he has a heavenly Father who will always be there to lift him up whenever he experiences the "falls" in life. It's sometimes hard to comprehend, but his heavenly Father loves him with a love, infinitely more than I do (and I love him soooo much).
Lord, thank You so much for being our Father, for loving us the way that You do, and for Your gracious willingness to lift us up when we experience the setbacks in life.
"You pushed me violently, that I might fall, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation." - Psalm 118:13-14
"He raises the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the ash heap." – Psalm 113:7