I was sitting here this Sunday morning just reminiscing a little about my Daughter; Son; and Foster Daughter, all of whom are adults now, making adult decisions. All have left the “roost” now and are working hard to meet life head-on with it’s many challenges. I’m so very proud of them and how they’ve endured tremendous challenges in their lives, but continue to stay strong; move forward; and not give up with their dreams and ambitions.
When my son and daughter were both much, much younger, they enjoyed playing “dress-up.” I suppose it gave them a chance to pretend they were older and act like mom and dad. I always thought it was such a hoot. My daughter would wear some of my wife’s high-heeled shoes and my son would get some of my size 13 dress shoes and they would both try to walk around the house in those shoes much too big for their own feet. It was hilarious to watch, but by wearing those shoes that were instantly transformed into larger than life people. It seemed to give them confidence and strength so that they really didn’t have a care in the world. In fact, wearing those shoes of ours seemed to almost be like Superman putting on his cape; it made them confident that nothing the World could throw at them would have any affect whatsoever. It didn’t matter to them that the shoes didn’t fit. What mattered was that the shoes represented someone greater than them, in their minds, at the time.
I just completed reading Psalms 119:133 which says: “Establish my footsteps in Your Word. And do not let any iniquity have dominion over me.” That’s where I want to be. I don’t pretend to always understand God’s Word. Sometimes, God’s Word just seems so “large” and just “doesn’t seem to fit” with my life. It reminds me of my children wearing those large shoes so very long ago. Even though the shoes didn’t fit, they wore them anyway in faith.
We’re all going to establish our footsteps somewhere. Where will yours be established? As for me, I want to establish my footsteps in the Greatness and Majesty of God’s Word, even when it doesn’t make sense and even when “it doesn’t seem to fit.”