I enjoyed some rare one-on-one time with my little man yesterday. While Lilli was at her first dentist appointment and signing up for fall preschool (She’s 4 in June…say it ain’t so!), Brody and I bonded over Duplo blocks and trains.

I loved it.

He is pulling up and walking all around the furniture, now. But I noticed quite a few times that he’d pick up a block, then, in order to use both hands for better chewing, let go of whatever he was holding on to and just stand there. A few times he managed several seconds, but regardless, each attempt ended with him falling when he realized he was not holding on.

I think it’s funny that we do the same thing. We hold on to crutches of various kinds, and while they may steady us, they don’t really give us freedom to walk on our own. Instead they favor dependency, tethering us to things that aren’t all that good for us, when we could just stand on the solid foundation of Christ and find the truest freedom we’ve ever known. He’s always right there to catch us if we get a little wobbly or unsure, but more, He’s constantly encouraging us to step out, untethered, and walk, strong, whole and free.

He was made a captive and tethered to a tree so we didn’t have to be. So, maybe today’s the day to let go and walk.

Who knows? Maybe it will be Brody’s day, today, too.

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 ESV

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” Psalm 8:36 ESV