How Do You Do That, Grampie?

by | May 21, 2006 | Control, Omnipotence, Power

There was Ethan, sitting on the floor at the end of the hall. I was at the other end. He was going to push his favorite dump truck across to me. He got ready, took careful aim and PUSHHHH! The truck came hurtling down the hall. When it reached halfway it bounced off the wall and stopped.

I walked over, picked it up, returned to my spot and then knelt down and pushed it back to my grandson. It went straight as an arrow and landed in his lap. His wide eyes twinkled and his smile revealed his shining teeth. He said, “I do again” This time he pushed with all his strength. But with the developing motor-skills of a two year old, he pushed too much on one side and the truck banged into the wall, tipped upside down and spun around in circles.

I walked over, picked it up, returned to my spot and shot it straight back to him again. We did this several times and every time I sent it straight back to him, without a problem.

He looked at me in amazement and said, “How [do] you do that Grampie?”

To me of course this was something simple and straightforward, but to Ethan it was a feat to be marveled at. Something worthy of applause and wonder.

As I reflect on our time together, I am reminded of my Heavenly Father … again and again. So many times my life just bounces off walls, flipping upside down or spinning around in circles. Yet my God picks me up, positions me properly and sends me down the hallways of life.

Over and over this happens, yet He picks me up and points me in the right direction. And I, in wide eyed wonder marvel at His wisdom and knowledge and patience. How does He take the wicked and make him clean? How does He take the broken and make him whole? How does He take the crooked and make him straight?

Just how does He do it?

He is God! To Him it’s simple. All things are under His power and control. But to me it’s mind boggling. Something worthy of applause and wonder. …and adoration!

Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, ‘We have seen remarkable things today’. — Luke 5:26

Oren Cole
Richmond Hill, Canada


How Do You Do That, Grampie?