My five month old son…
…is resting peacefully in my arms.
…will gaze into my eyes and smile.
…will sit in his bouncy seat but definitely prefers mommy or daddy’s arms.
…depends on us for food and care.
…can do nothing to cause me to love him less.
…did nothing to earn my love.
…sleeps much better when mommy or daddy is near.
Oh God, if only I would look at you in the same way. If only I would trust you and depend on you like my son trusts and depends on me. If only I could learn a child-like faith like my little boy’s.
Oh God, draw me close that I may see you as a child sees their mommy and daddy.
Draw me close that I may learn to trust you with my life.
Draw me close that I may see the joy of resting in Your arms and know true love.
Draw me close that I may know and remember true peace.
And so may I rest tonight as a child sleeping on their daddy’s chest and may I awake in the morning with a new lease on life; praising and glorifying You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
The Pastor -|—