Wait Right Here

Wait Right Here

Mom moments are full of teaching experiences and some of them even benefit our children.

One of my mom moment memories happened when our son was about 3 years old. I had taken him to the mall to burn off a little energy. We were having fun just walking around and looking at store windows when….

All of a sudden he looked up at me and said, “You wait here Mommy, I’ll be right back.”

He started to run off and for just a moment I was speechless. Thankfully, I regained my senses and yelled,  “I don’t think so! Come back here right now!”

Thankfully He turned on his heels and returned.

I then squatted down and asked, “Where do you want to go? Why don’t we go together.”

I don’t remember what he wanted or where he was going. I just remember thinking how silly it was that my three year old thought he could manage that big strange place all by himself.

Each time I remember that moment, I think of the many times I’ve shown the same childish foolishness to my heavenly Father. Here I am in this big strange place away from my heavenly home. It holds unseen dangers and places where I can get lost, yet I will look up at Him and say, “You wait right here, I’ll be right back.”

As I leave church on Sunday.

As I go on vacation or join friends for the evening.

As I head to work and drive in rush-hour traffic . . . Anytime, I decide I am going to do things my way; I am really saying, “Wait right here, I’ll be right back.”

My prayer is that I will always hear the Father calling me back to Himself, and that I will thank Him for always asking, “Where do you want to go, and may we go together?”

“My wayward children,” says the Lord, “come back to me, and I will heal your wayward hearts.” Jeremiah 3:22

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10

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3 Responses to Wait Right Here
  1. Becky
    August 6, 2009 | 8:07 am

    I loved this post. This is one I’ll probably remember. Great analogy. Thanks:)

  2. Mandy
    September 1, 2013 | 11:19 am

    Deb, this is such a great, concrete example to illustrate our relationship with the Father! Thank you.

  3. Deb
    September 2, 2013 | 11:31 am

    Thanks Becky and Mandy . . . one of those lessons from the Lord that made an imprint on my heart. Thanks for your kind encouragement.