He (Will) climbed into the box himself.
Boxes intrigue him.
Most he can get in and out of himself. This one was different.
After a minute or two he had had enough and found himself stuck. Struggling to get out, he looked up. His father was there watching and with strong arms lifted him out. Will smiled as he looked right into his father’s face.
The sign says it all…
I couldn’t help but think of how this plays out in all of our lives. We were made to be with God.
Face to face, spending our lives in His presence. Fulfilling our destiny.
Instead we are distracted by selfish pursuits, by temporary things, by boxes.
…and soon we find ourselves lost, in trouble, unable to get out of the box we have crawled into.
Like Will we have a Father who is watching. One who longs for us to look up into His face.
But it isn’t so he can get us out of boxes. It is so he can know us, that we can know Him. The road won’t always be easy. He won’t always protect us from the hard bits, but He will be with us through good and bad.
“I will look for the lost, and I will bring back the strayed;” Ezekiel 34:16a
“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.” Matthew 18:11
For further study: Luke 15
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