Daddy fix

Some domestic pondering this week...

Huw Williams | 21:17, Monday 31 March 2014 | Turin, Italy 

"Daddy Fix!" - That’s the new phrase which has been coined in our home over the last few weeks. "Daddy fix" is usually preceeded by a whimper or a cry and might be prompted by anything from a sock which is starting to come off to a toy which has fallen apart. In fairness, it's not usually Ali crying out for this kind of help, but there's something remarkable about Kitty's faith that no matter what the problem, Daddy will indeed fix it.

Socks and Lego blocks are one thing, I'm not looking forward to bikes.

Considering my practical skills, she really is yet to discover how great that faith actually is. Socks and Lego blocks are one thing, I'm not looking forward to bikes.

But there's also something beautiful about it. Her confidence is absolute – both in my ability to help her and in my willingness to come to her immediate help. We don't like asking for help, we prefer our independence. Asking for help requires humility, it underlines our weakness, our inability to help ourselves. Independence makes us feel important, significant, powerful. It makes us feel great.

So maybe my little domestic reflection this week helps me to understand at least something of what Jesus means in Matthew chapter 18, verses 1 to 4:-

"At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."

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