Tuesday, July 26, 2005

naptime.

I just put Corey down for a nap.
He gets so disappointed - heartbroken? - when I do that.
Like I have rejected him
completely.
The sadness usually only lasts a minute or so.

And I thought...
wouldn't it be cool
if someone carried me to my safe,
clean,
comfy bed
and lay me down
and whispered night-night...
and then they quietly left me to rest for just a little while
in a cool,
familiar
room?
That person might whisper
to another person
on the way out
that they hope I fall right to sleep
and have a good nap.
And if I didn't go right to sleep,
if I cried and fought the sleep that I needed,
that person would hold me
for a few minutes
and kiss me and
rock me in the special
brown chair
next to my bed.
And I would feel so loved
and comforted and safe...
and sleepy...
and I would rest.

What if someone did this for me?

It would be lovely.

Jesus tells me to rest in Him.
Better even than just physically being comforted,
I can lay my burdens
and
failures
and
frustrations
on Him and he will make my load
easier.
He comforts my soul.


Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Matthew 11:28-30

6 comments:

khuddle said...

What a happy blog. It just makes me happy reading what you write. Thanks for sharing. I often think the same thing when I put Jackson down. Oh, if only I could have a nap.

kellicrowe said...

"Hold me with the arms that made the universe" we sang that on Sunday...I don't remember the name of the song. That line really stuck with me:)kellicrowe

Ashley said...

how lovely :) :) :)



AShley.

Tiffany Renea said...

This is a wonderful entry SK, also something I truly needed to read this week.

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Leslie Deering said...

I read your blog every chance I can sometimes have to back track due to not being able to read why because I am a mom of a nine year old boy with severe c.p and other medical problems and seizures so time is precious This post caputered my heart tonight jacob has not sleep through the nihgt in almost nine years he has constant seizures we deal with it because we know he is a gift from God and cannot help this but sometimes i do pray to Jesus for sleep and this post just said it all just know you are touching many hearts with your blog and it is a blessing!! Leslie