Lessons from Luka —
I love my son. And because I love him I keep him from some things, including the busy 2 lane highway that runs in front of our house. If I didn’t stop him he’d literally play in traffic. To him it looks reasonable, but I know better.
The same can be true of things our Heavenly Father withholds from us. They seem reasonable to us, but He knows better.
Here’s where Luka teaches us, even though he gets mad at me for not giving him his way, he reaches out to me for comfort. He gets so mad he’s moved to tears, but his instinct is still to reach for me to dry those tears. I know he’ll grow out of it. But for now, he serves as an example.
God doesn’t give us everything we want. He protects and we don’t get it. When that happens we can get confused and frustrated and turn away from Him, or trust Him can bring our hurt to Him and let Him comfort us.
It’s important to remember that, like little kids, we don’t see the big picture. He does. And while it’s hard for me to wrap my mind around, He loves us way more than I love my kids. His love is a perfect fatherly love. His way is the perfect way. We can trust Him. We should go to Him for comfort.