A little lesson I learned this moring while playing with my granddaughter.
Kamryn’s mommy makes hairbows and Kamryn has cute hair do’s most of the time. This morning, however, Kamryn and I played together and my daughter did errands while the two older boys had music lessons. Kamryn’s hair was tangled so I gently suggested we brush her hair. She has beautiful baby curls that tangle easily. I promised her that I would be gentle but it might pull once in awhile.
She sat patiently and didn’t complain. I was almost done when she wanted to brush it herself. She was not as gentle. “Ouch, it hurts!” she exclaimed. Then very seriously she handed the brush back to me and said, “Nana do it.”
How often do I struggle with a snarl? The problem hurts. I hand the brush to God and say, “Father, you do it.” Life is not without tangles. Our Father stands by knowing His gentle leading will solve the problem; but He waits until we surrender.
“Quench not the Spirit.” The Holy Spirit does not force His way into our lives. We must invite Him.