Today a little girl got hurt as she walked into my shopping cart. She wasn’t paying attention ahead as she headed towards me; she was distracted by something looking to the side. I noticed her a few moments before she walked into my cart and foresaw what was about to happen. I started pulling my cart back hoping she wouldn’t get hurt. But it still happened. I saw the young girl stumble and her face immediately turned to me about to cry why didn’t I prevent it or warn her.
I said “i’m sorry”, feeling bad that the circumstances allowed for a little girl to get hurt. But luckily her parent was holding her hand and pulled her up. She’ll be alright, and maybe learned a lesson to watch where she’s going. I wonder something though. The girl’s mother made eye contact with me a split second before the incident as though she knew it would happen, but her presence alongside her daughter was sufficient.
I see this as an example of how God is there for us, allowing for certain hurts to occur when we look away from where we walk. He’s there by our side and if we hold his hand he pulls us back up when we stumble. Eventually we’re alright, having learned to pay attention not to be distracted but to look ahead as we walk with Him.