“A heart at peace gives life to the body.”
– Proverbs 14:30, the Bible –
On the way to the mailbox yesterday, I met my next-door neighbor, who happened to be going to her mailbox. My one-year-old grandson was with me, so I introduced them and apologized for his lack of enthusiasm. He’s in a shy stage. Plus, he was tired. It was nearly naptime. My neighbor, who is also a grandmother, beamed and asked, “Do you just hold him while he sleeps?” I admitted that, yes, in fact, I do. That afternoon as he napped in my arms, I thought of the amazing trust that allows a little one to so fully relax. Then I thought of how Jesus advised us all to be like little children. There’s a lot to unpack in that advice, but part of it is trust. I realized that as my grandson fully relaxed in my arms, I could fully relax in God’s.
“[I]n quietness and trust is your strength.”
– Isaiah 30:15, the Bible –
May your heart find peace and quietness, and may you sense the Presence that holds you.
Nurture peace, cultivate loving kindness, and carry the calm.
(The sketch above is one I made of my own son sleeping when he was small. He’s now the father of the grandson I hold during naptime.)
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