Last night, as I watched Nathan try to balance himself while taking some baby steps, I realized something about God. I’ve learned a lot of things from Nathan about God, and this is just one of them. But, if you watch the video, you’ll notice how much we wanted him to succeed. We’re cheering him on, encouraging him the whole way.

God is like that. He wants us to succeed in all that we do. He is our biggest fan. He’s the Father with the outstretched arms, ready to cheer for us when we finally get it right. He’s the one instructing us and telling us we can do it. He loves us so much that He wants us to succeed. He’s not out to get us. If we fall, He picks us up and helps us try again. He’s there at the end, waiting for us to stumble into His arms and waiting to hug us when we get there.