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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Watching Over

I love the ultimate crib sheet in this picture - somebody had it embroidered with a verse. I don't know if you can read what it is but it says "The One who watches over you neither slumbers nor sleeps" - Psalm 121:4

As I stood over Rilynn taking this picture, I was reminded of how she lies in her crib and has no idea that I'm so close. When I let her cry for a few minutes and she begins to flail her legs and arms, I'm right there, standing over her, watching. Yet she's so unaware of my presence.

Sometimes I just have to grin because she's fine - she just doesn't know it. All of her basic needs are met. She's fed, she's warm, she's in a safe place.

How many times am I just like Rilynn? I'm flailing my arms; upset at my circumstances. But my heavenly Father is right close. Yet I'm so unaware - I'm too busy being upset at the present circumstances - even though my basic needs are met.

I gotta wonder if He, too, might grin at my response. "Oh child, I'm right here. Just look up."


Lorren said...

Isn't it incredible how much we can learn about our Father by having children of our own? What a gift it is to be a mommy!

Jan said...

Yes, I have had the exact same thoughts on several occasions. Thanks for putting those thoughts together with your words. :)

Jan said...

I have had the same thoughts several times. Thanks for expressing those thoughts so well with your words and the picture. Our Father never slumbers or sleeps. :)

Shawna Steenback said...

Sooo good! And so true!

Joy said...

Amen! That is just so true. I LOVE that sheet!!! And your daughter is incredibly gorgeous!

Holly said...

Wow...catchin up on ur blog and this totally encourage me. Thanks sue!