On Thursday afternoon I got a call from Elijah’s sweet preschool teacher. He had an accident during PE time and had fallen and hit his head. He was shaken up but they were holding ice on his head and I was just about to pick him up.
When I got there, he was being VERY brave. He wasn’t crying or anything. He was sitting with his other teacher and said he had a big ouch! 🙂 All of the other kiddos were so concerned about him too!
We got home and I took a picture and this is how he looked…
When asked what he was doing (in his own words) this is what he said….“I was skipping with my eyes closed to see if I could make it to the blue line without falling.”
Well my son, we have our answer don’t we?! You can NOT skip with your eyes closed without falling.
I don’t think this is a mistake he will make again anytime soon. In fact he keeps telling me “mama I just shouldn’t have been skipping with my eyes closed.”
He is just so sweet.
I can’t fault him though, I can see so much of myself in this situation.
Sometimes I get an idea in my head and in my mind it makes perfect sense.
I charge forward, confident and oblivious of any danger that may be ahead….and in all honesty, being the stubborn girl that I am, even if I did think there might be some danger – I would probably feel like I could handle it.
I skip on ahead, eyes closed, fully believing that the blue line is in my reach.
Until I fall.
Now maybe I don’t literally hit my head, but instead I am met with frustration, hurt feelings or disappointment.
My choices can sting me at times.
Especially those times when I try to take control, those times when I am not praying, and not seeking God’s plan for my life.
Elijah’s accident was another reminder to me that I need to daily be putting on my full armour of God.
Keeping my eyes open, being aware of my surroundings and seeking God’s direction and help in everything that I do.
As for my sweet boy….he is doing much better. He is starting to get a bit of a black eye, but it could have been so much worse. I am grateful that he is doing so well!
English Standard Version (ESV)
11 “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers overthis present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.”