God's Love Helps Us Even When We Fall
A mom shares her prayer when her daughter fell from a play structure. The fact that God fills all space and "nothing can ever separate us from God's love" brought healing!
Recently, our 3 ½ year-old daughter was playing on a play structure in our backyard. She and Daddy had been having a great time swinging. Then, she switched to climbing up the tall ladder. Suddenly, she was in the dirt on her face. Her "eyes went in," as she described. Daddy immediately picked up our daughter to comfort her.
He brought her inside and to my arms. We both talked to her about how much God loves her, how much God fills every space and fills her full of Love. Then I asked, "Since God fills every place, can you feel hurt and God's love at the same time?" She said, "No." God's love is way more powerful than any hurt. We also talked about the concept that if we fall, we can only fall into God's lap, since God is everywhere.
Grandparents and friends got towels and a soapy bowl of water to clean her face and hands. She sat on my lap and dabbed her hands in the water. Her cries subsided, and she started playing.
I had just been looking up ideas in the Bible that would heal separation. One instantly came to mind:
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom 8:38, 39 NLT)
We were all convinced of this truth about God's constant presence and care. No fall on the face could separate our daughter from God! We checked to make sure she was thinking accurately – could count fingers, say her name, etc. All was well. There was a bump on her head, but healing was already taking place. We rejoiced that God's ever-presence is effective immediately.
A couple days later, she was climbing up and down the ladder. I asked her to be careful. "Look, Mom," she said. "I have a new way of going down. I can do it. See." She climbed down with balance and grace – no falling, and no fear of falling.
There are times when we can't get to our children soon enough to prevent a fall, and that can be worrisome if we let it. Knowing that God's loving arms are always with us and our dear ones at all times takes away the anxiety and brings healing. I'm so grateful that our daughter is seeing how God's love heals and that she knows God is always with her.