I love lessons on the playground. It made me think of all the times in my life I get locked in to my own way of doing something. I will try and try my way and eventually walk away in frustration because it's not fun when I can't succeed. Just like that Dad on the playground, God will only let me stew for a few minutes before he's encouraging me to get back in the game. He's the one coaching me (and you) on a new approach that may not feel as natural as our own way. He's the one helping us see the opportunities we've been missing when we're looking at our situations on our own.
How cool would it be if I could yell out, like that little girl did, my praise to my "Daddy" God? "I forgive you because my God is really good at forgiving and he's teaching me everything he knows!" "I'm showing you grace because my God knows everything about grace and he's teaching me!" "I'm getting really good at loving other people because the creator of love-the one who is love himself-is teaching me!"
Isn't that what discipleship is really all about? Living out life with our teacher, learning to see life through our teacher's eyes and then shouting out all the cool things we can do because of Him?
What's God teaching you right now? Are you ready to shout it out?