While watching my four-year-old grandson, I remembered a lesson I learned long ago. As I observed him run and play, I wished I had that energy. My legs do not run like a four-year-old now. But, they do still work. They work for my morning walks and the steps I climb.
Our four-year-old takes for granted that his legs can run and jump. They never consider how blessed they are to have legs that move with ease. So, when he trips and falls, he can get up and run again. Many a grandparent envies their ability to respond quickly.
The art of getting up and continuing with life is not the thought of a four-year-old. For older folks; however, getting up after a fall is a slow process.
Somewhere between youth and older adulthood, getting up seems more challenging. That is true physically, emotionally as well as spiritually.
We’re kicked and tripped throughout our lives. But, it seems that those who keep going are the ones who make a difference in someone’s life.
When life is cruel, or the body does not work as well as it did in your younger days, you can still go forward. However, you might need help to stand again. Your legs may be wobbly, but stand you must if you want to keep going. The pace can be slower, but the effect can be powerful.
Whether you’re young or old, don’t let the circumstances of life keep you down. Do not give in to the cruel intentions of others. Instead, stand with all your might. Stand determined to do what God intended for you to do. Never quit. Even if you move slowly, the God we serve said he would never leave us nor forsake us even when we are old.
Stand. Pick yourself up if you are down. Go forward while you stand and praise the Lord. He can keep us moving for him.
Get up like a four-year-old and keep going. You have permission to cry a little. Wipe away the tears and keep going.