Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dressers are Not for Climbing

"Mommy,"  exclaimed my sweet 4 year old, " God answered my prayer."

My heart began to melt.  What a sweet, sacred moment.  Beautiful.  Simply Beautiful.  That is, until I heard the rest of the story.

"I was climbing on top of my dresser and I prayed 'Please God, don't let the dresser fall and don't let me fall.' and it didn't fall!"  Her face was bright and animated.  So much for my moment.

I proceeded with a  brief explanation on the merits of using wisdom and obeying house rules.

Then I explained rock walls are for climbing.  Playgrounds are for climbing.  Dressers are not for climbing.  If you need something on top of your dresser, ask a tall person for help.  Just because you can climb something, does not mean you should. 

Wisdom.  How many prayers could be avoided by simply applying a healthy dose of God's wisdom to life.  Had Eliana asked for help, she wouldn't have found herself in a dangerous spot on her dresser crying out to God for help.  

Too many times I find myself on a metaphorical dresser that I shouldn't have climbed.   Desperate and scared I cry out to God.  Amazingly, He always comes through for me.  He never lets me fall. 

Lord, please give us wisdom to stay off dressers.  
In Jesus Name, Amen

1 comment:

  1. I love that..."just because you can climb something, does not mean you should." I've climbed many 'dressers' myself. Great words of wisdom, Danielle!