My 10 year old daughter, Sarah, recently brought this creative writing assignment home from school:
“I am a kite. The kite dances, flutters, dips and crashes. I now know what it is like for God to keep me on track. God is me when I fly a kite and I am the kite. In my relationship with Him, I am flying all over. When I crash He pushes me back up. He fixes me when I need it. I slack and pull. He pulls me down and pushes me back up. I am the kite and He holds the spool.”
Some neat insight, there, right?
Well, since that time we took a trip to the beach where we did a lot of things, including guess what… flying kites.
I got to thinking as I stood there and held that spool:
What if I stopped pulling against the Lord the way this kite is pulling against me holding this spool?
What if I stopped allowing the wind of the world blowing around me to pull me away from the Lord I love?
What if I responded to the Lord’s directions and pulls the way this kite is responding to me
I can’t even imagine what would happen if those things were true of me. If I could truly trust the Lord and his full control over my life. I can’t image the blessings that would come. But I want it.
What about you?