By: Melody Crombie May 26, 2014
Our washing machine decided to take a spin for the worse right before a major holiday, so I found myself in the laundromat on Memorial Day waiting for my clothes to finish washing. A young couple with two small children came in, walked around the tall wall of washers and started their laundry. Their children came past a couple of times; the boy walking behind his sister, holding both her hands as she toddled around. Later on, the smiling, laughing baby girl walked past with her arms out, unassisted on her own. I sat smiling and the laundromat attendant was telling her what a great job she was doing. She was obviously very pleased with herself.
It reminded me of the baby steps God allows us to take in life. Like the big brother, the Holy Spirit is with us, helping us when we strike out on our own. When we first start, we may feel abandoned by God and our loved ones. It's important to remember God said he would, “Never leave us or forsake us.” Just like the baby in the laundromat who had a rapt audience, God often places the seen (mature, loving people all around us) and the unseen (angels) to help encourage and lift us up on our journey.