I did not think of that much until I read this devotion a few days later:
"You have been on a long, uphill journey, and your energy is almost spent. Though you have faltered at times, you have not let go of My hand. I am pleased with your desire to stay close to me..." (Jesus Calling by Sarah Young)
After reading this, the picture of Robbie on the hill came to my mind. If one of the girls had faltered on their climb, would he have turned to them and punished them? If they had mis-stepped, would he have left them there to fend for themselves? No!! He would have bent down and scooped them up. He would have directed their step to a better footing.
Jesus said "So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him." (Luke 11:13)
Our Heavenly Father loves us more than anything we know. He wants us to climb higher. He wants us to stretch further. AND He wants to hold our hand as we do these things, knowing that we could never reach and stretch without the safety of those loving hands. And when we get out of step or fall we only need to reach for His Hand to guide us to the right step.