I wonder, how many times do we run from the path that God has for us, paying no mind to the possible dangers that lie ahead? How many times does God call out to us, crying out in agony wanting us safe and we ignore his voice? How often do we hide from God and his truth, his justice and his mercy because we rather do our own thing? Do we hide in the woods of cyberspace or our business?
I told my kids that just as they went off the right path and I searched for them, that God always searches for us. Just as they had consequences for their disobedience, we too have consequences when we disobey God. Just as I held them and thanked God for their safety and forgave them, so God draws us into his arms, and forgives us.
As I pondered the events of the day I wondered what God might be showing me. God help me not to wonder from you, help me to listen for your voice calling me back to you if I do stray. Thank you God that you protect me daily from things I'm completely unaware of. The longer I parent the more parallels I see between our relationship with our children and God's relationship with us.
What are your children teaching you about Christ today? If you are running, turn back to Jesus, he's searching for you, calling you and desires you safely on the right path.