The little one is beginning to test us and play smart. You lock a door and he finds a way to get in through another. He is becoming a master in hiding and running away with items that don’t belong in his mouth.
Child Proofing is all about anticipating what a child can do and taking necessary steps to make explorations danger free. So far, my husband and I have done a good job anticipating our little one’s actions and reactions. These help in keeping him safe and creates a nurturing environment. We lock the bathroom doors because the little one likes to eat toilet paper. Cabinets with cleaning supplies and electrical outlets have been child proofed, items are placed out of reach on counter tops, and other measures have been taken on a “just in case” basis.
My husband and I have been able to anticipate the little one’s actions because we were once little children and our life experiences have shaped our perception. We are able to see the full picture and we can tell the outcome of the little one’s actions. The little one cannot do these things because he has little life experience. He doesn’t know fire burns, toilet bowl water shouldn’t be played with, papers don’t belong in the mouth, etc..
As I reflect on the act of child proofing, the parental instinct of anticipation and the ways God has made things work together for my good this year, my confidence in God is soaring.
God, the all knowing one knows the end from the beginning. Before the foundations of the earth were laid, God was there. He is the ancient one and He sees the full picture we cannot see as mortals. He was, He is and He is to come.
I believe God doesn’t just anticipate our actions/reactions. He knows exactly how we will respond and He has made provision for our wrongs and rights through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. God has child proofed those who would believe in Him from destruction, shame, poverty, and curses.
Believe in God and enjoy the finish works of Christ. Let’s enjoy the safety that comes from having God as our father.