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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 there...so 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."

6 comments:

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!