It was a beautiful day for playing outside! For playing baseball with Granddaddy and for making silly faces with Granmamma! The sand in our driveway was hot from the sun shining all day and, of COURSE, who could refuse the temptation to kick off the Crocs and crunch those wee little toes in the golden sand for a while? Not my grandbaby boy! He had those shoes off and was walking around and scooting his little footsies through that sand before I knew it! Since it was just still April and in this old fashioned Granmamma's mind a little too soon to be going barefoot, I called and told him to put his shoes back on. And he did immediately! He's good like that! And then I saw it! A little bare foot print....with a piece of broken glass maybe half an inch away from it! (If you look in the picture below, it is almost directly in the center of the picture) Well! It just about took my breath away to see how close he had come to having perhaps an ugly gash in his little foot!
Then I started looking around and saw quite a lot of other pieces of glass there in the driveway. And I realized what had happened. All that week my husband and a friend had been carrying old junk cars to the recycling place and evidently one of their loads had contained something with broken glass. Thank goodness it was the kind that breaks into tiny pieces when broken instead of long shards! I made sure the grandbabies stayed far away from all that broken glass after that!
The minute I saw that piece of glass directly beside his little footprint, I thought about how God directs our footsteps. How He knows and sees where we're going from the time we're born until the time we die. How He kept our little one from getting a cut foot...while all the time he never even knew he was in danger! I sometimes wonder how many times we come that close to danger and even death every day and never even know it because God moves the danger...whatever it might be...just inches or less away from us so that we're not harmed.
I'm so glad God orders our steps and that He is even delighted to do it for us!
God bless you!