Our neighbors have a boy that is a few months older than Adelaide. He loves to play golf in the yard and is well known throughout the neighborhood as the Tiger Woods of plastic golf. Adelaide is not so great. This past weekend mini-Tiger was playing in the yard and Dana, Adelaide and I went over to play too. Rather than actually hit the golf balls though, Adelaide prefered to hold the golf club and fling it wildly around hitting everything and everyone that was in reach. I tried to help her hold the club and swing it towards the golf ball, but she instead flopped on the ground to demonstrate her independence and lack of need for me. As she got up I found myself standing over her wanting her to grab the club, turn around and say, "help?" I wanted her to acknowledge that she needed me.
I wonder if this is not how God looks at us. We flail and flop through life demonstrating our independence, while our all-knowing, all-powerful, all-present, all-loving God waits on us to say, "help?"
God wants to help and to have a relationship with us, but we must first recognize that we need Him.