When I was little, I always knew that if I had a problem, there was one person who could fix anything! And I do mean ANYTHING! Whether it was the chain on my bike or a broken toy Dad could fix it.
Fixing stuff is my dad’s forte. His ability impresses me and to this day Tim and I know that we can call Dad if we need helping fixing stuff. I remember the times though, when the problems were greater than even my dad could correct. I found myself in unfamiliar territory and I didn’t like it.
With kids of my own, I now find myself in my dad’s shoes. My children bring all manner of items to me, asking me to “fix it”. Between twistie ties, super glue and a little ingenuity, I do alright, but yesterday Kobe discovered my secret. I am not SuperMom! There are some things out there that, even I, cannot fix.
I think I had him fooled! I really do! But when he asked me to call the TV people and request that they play a show about wolves... cause he wanted to watch a show about wolves... today... like, right now, I had nothin’!
I was willing to read to him about wolves... or find interesting pictures on google... but call the TV people? That I couldn’t do.
I don’t even know TV people! And even if I did, I knew it was unlikely that I could convince them to interrupt their regularly scheduled programs to bring us an important message about... wolves.
It took a little convincing, but he finally believed me. I couldn’t make wolves appear magically on TV.
While trying to distract him with cars, roads and ramps, I thanked my Heavenly Father for being the greatest of all Fix-it Super Heroes.
What I loved about Kobe’s request is that he had the faith that I could fix his problem. I love that simple faith - I want that simple faith. I want to lose the cynicism that comes with age. Instead, I want to go back to that place of asking with wide-eyed innocence. To have a simple faith that leads me to the feet of Jesus when faced with difficulties. Unlike myself, God’s resources are abundant. His wisdom, amazing. His generosity, beyond my wildest dreams.