10 months ago I posted a post concerning a newborn baby and his one-year old brother. Now that, then, very small bundle is crawling around and trying to stand up. He appears to be trying to emulate his older siblings who are running around. At Church this morning he crawled over to a music stand and began to haul himself up it. Fearing an accident I went over and gently held his hands and he pulled himself up to a vertical position. As he endeavoured to walk towards me I slowly walked backwards. When a child begins to attempt to walk they usually start long before their legs have the strength to sustain their weight and will collapse without warning. This did not happen on this occasion and I found myself being walked some distance away. When I thought he was beginning to tire I laid him down on his back but he soon rolled over and began to sit up. He still had plenty of energy so again when I bent down he took hold of my hands and hauled himself up and we began to walk again, this time I steered him around and went back towards where his parents were. He has some way to go before he can walk by himself but he is gaining strength in his legs daily. Last night I watched the Christian film The War Room which is about the power of prayer. Prayer has been likened to a muscle, the more we exercise it the stronger it gets. Now I have to admit that I am not the greatest of prayers and my steps are usually faltering like a young child when I try to pray formally. Lord help me pray better!
David Rose, 2016.