I had a revelation while rocking a friends’ baby to sleep some days ago, and it was a unique experience.
Baby is at that curious inquisitive stage, and its a beauty to watch the excitement and awe of discovering something new through her darting eyes. She is alert, and doesn’t want to miss a thing, but soon becomes restless from fighting sleep.
In her restless moments, I found that I had this urge to give her rest and so I tried different ways until I found what worked. It was inconvenient, and uncomfortable for me at points being in certain positions like standing for what seemed like an eternity. But when she finally leaned into me, and I felt her muscles relax and her breathing take on a slow and measured rhythm, I felt unexplainable joy.
Even though baby isn’t biologically mine, my heart could not contain the joy of knowing that at the exact moment she let go, she found comfort, and rest in the safety of my arms.
Right then, I was the baby in God’s arms and I thought about how much he wants to give me rest. And so I smiled, and whispered a note of thanks in sleeping baby’s ears, for giving me a new perspective.
God really is in the details of life.
Its Monday, and every new week comes with its own challenges, some of which will work you up and make you restless.
Take a cue from baby, stop wrestling. Press in, let go and rest in the arms of your Father. If I could care so much for a sweet baby who isn’t mine, how much more God for you who is His?
Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.
|Psalm 116:7, NIV|
Now I can say to myself and to all, “Relax and rest, be confident and serene, for the Lord rewards fully those who simply trust in him.”
|Psalms 116:7, TPT|
Happy monYAY! 💋
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