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When Caught Between The Mattress And The Wall

By Ahila Wilson · Aug 6, 2019 ·
  1. During one of the deep cleaning weekend days, I found my husband holding a twin mattress slanted on a wall, and my daughter playing botherless in between the matters and the wall. Oh, the obsessed mother I am, and an experienced nurse about the safety……. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

    I asked my girl, “Papa (Baby), why are you playing there?” I continued with a cautious tone, “That is dangerous, that mattress might fall on you.”

    She, with the continued blissful smile, said, “Appa (dad) knows I am here Amma (mom), and he is strong.”

    Well, I am surely not endorsing this play or potentially dangerous endeavors in your cleaning routines. But at that moment, I was touched by the trust of my daughter in her father. I was intrigued to examine my own trust in my Father, not a humanly one, not a mortal man, with the limited strength, but my Father, with omnipotence, and unending love for me.

    Every time I am surprisingly caught in the mattress and the wall situation in my life, do I continue to smile? Do I really have the confidence to say to my worried self, “Don’t worry pathetic and fearful self, my Father knows I am here, and He is strong?”

    I am not sure, at least I am not that trusting always.

    With that thought, I gave that “look” to them both and walked on with a smile. In that instant, I whispered to my Father, “Maybe this is exactly what you mean by a childlike faith, and, Father, I really want to have that!”

    About Author

    Ahila Wilson
    Ahila's life is a long story of her search for her Creator God, and His amazing revelation of Himself to her. Her life itself is a beautiful unfolding of His pursuit, grace, and unfailing love for her. Her passion is to write about her Creator and Savior God. She loves looking for His beautiful expressions of love in her everyday tasks. She shares her biblical insights @https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwdrBvyXYqrT78uVzBWNdCg


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