Early this week I saw this precious sight on the walk home.

Where to start?

The smiling mama? Enjoying her mom and daughter?

The grandma who humored her granddaughter all the way down the sidewalk and whenever they came up to an obstacle picked her granddaughter up and gently set her down on the other side. Never growing weary, as only a grandma can do (time and time again)?

The proud girl who is able to walk confidently where she wouldn’t dare go alone, accepting the help offered to her?

Samuel, David, and Habakkuk all reference being given feet like a hind’s or a deer’s, enabling them to go to the high places. I hadn’t realized until I saw this grandma that I have unconsciously interpreted this verse and these situations as ones where I’ll be able to do it alone. Hinds feet = me leaping and bounding by myself. 

But what if the hind’s feet come in the form of a those who cheer us on and encourage us? Walking near by?

Or in the form of others who physically help us by being a support to lean on and safe arms around obstacles?

Going to the high places doesn’t {always} mean you go alone. I had missed that.

Who has cheered you on and helped you to walk on high places?


Exciting news for next week! In honor of my 20th anniversary in China, it’s Amy + China Anniversary Week and I will post Monday through Friday. Fun things planned, pass the word and come back and participated.




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  1. Erin August 25, 2012 at 2:10 am - Reply

    Congrats Amy! 20 years is a quite the milestone!

  2. Loren Pinilis August 25, 2012 at 2:58 am - Reply

    Wow, I love this. What a great illustration – I’ll never think of hind’s feet the same way again!

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