The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
I don’t know if you’ve ever watched a baby try to crawl. They’re desperate to be on the move, and get so frustrated when they can’t make it happen. They yell out in frustration, grunt in anger, and fall flat on their little faces. Then they try it again.
My baby, my sweet good-natured little baby, has been so frustrated lately because he can’t crawl. He is fussy. As I pick him up from the floor, feeling EXTREMELY frustrated myself, I exclaim, “I can’t get ANYTHING done with you!”
Then it hit me. Aren’t we all right there? Frustrated at our pace, and at our growth? Couldn’t things just move a little bit faster for us? I wish I could only tell my sweet little guy that he would soon be crawling, and before he knows it, walking as well. All of his frustration is part of the slow process of growth.
In motherhood, there’s a lot of getting nothing done. As frustrating as it, there’s a reason for our slow pace. As our arms become strengthened with the gospel, our minds are prepared for the task ahead. There is always going to be the next season. Though in this season we might not be crawling, or walking, every inch makes a difference. There is a season soon enough, just around the corner, where we will crawl to our next destination, walk in obedience, and run with abandon.
May we take the seasons as they come. May we rest in the place God has us at. Soon enough, my child. Soon enough.