Conntecting the Dots

Like a Small Child

I’m the proud grandma of two adorable grandkids, ages 18 months and 3 months. Let me tell ya’ – nothing’s as sweet as spending time with them. I was in their home recently, when my daughter-in-law sat down to nurse the baby.

There he lay, blissfully content in his mommy’s arms, a perfect picture of Psalm 131:1-3: “LORD, my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I don’t concern myself with matters too great for me. But I have stilled and quieted myself just as a small child is quiet with its mother. Yes, like a small child is my soul within me. O Israel, put your hope in the LORD – now and always.”

Just as my grandson was content in his mother’s arms, so we can be content in God’s arms. When we trust in Him alone, our souls find rest. We no longer feel anxious or afraid. We no longer worry about the what-ifs. Rather, we experience peace that passes human understanding. We find hope. We find strength. Our inner man is quieted, as a small child is quiet with its mother.

“Father, teach me to be still and quiet in Your arms. I put my hope in You alone now and always. Amen.”

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