Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
We installed our first wireless router tonight. I know what some of you are thinking, "How in the world have they lasted so long without one?" Let me be the first to tell you that it can be done, but I'm pretty happy that it will no longer be done in the Prill house. Wireless internet gives me a new sense of freedom. (I can check my email while lying down on the couch!) In fact, it makes the internet itself seem completely novel and exciting.
Noah is going to be a year old in a little over a week. Talk about wireless. That kid is completely mobile, and it has indeed opened up a new world to him. He realizes that he holds the power to get to any place he wants to go. This is a lot of fun when he's chasing the cat or looking for Dave or me. The fun ends, however, when barriers get in his way: closed doors to the outside, for instance, can be particularly damaging to his mobile ego.
We were in a large home improvement store today, and Noah loved being out of the cart and on his feet. His eyes were on one new thing after another, leading him farther and farther away from where Dave and I were. I followed him to see how far he would go, and finally picked him up when he had wandered all the way down the Lighting isle and over past Tile, past Flooring to Wallpaper. I have the sneaky suspicion that he's going to be "that kid" that gets lost in the mall someday.
I wonder how the world looks to him. If one simple wireless router can make me excited, he must be on overdrive to discover everything new about mobility (see scraped forehead for proof). Does he ever feel lost or overwhelmed by the possibilities? Does he consider danger or consequence?
He definitely trusts that someone who loves him is always close by to come to his rescue if needed. And he has every reason to believe that. Don't we also have every reason to believe that we can never be out of reach of our loving Daddy? Perhaps it's time we all do a little more exploring.