As I glanced in the rear view mirror at my 22-month-old granddaughter today, I noticed her serene smile, the sunbeams dancing off her fair ringlets and knew that she was not only content, but she had trust in me. Trust that I would take her safely home, feed her, clothe her, and play all day.
A tall order for a little one, to have complete and unconditional trust and love in another human person, when you are so small and vulnerable.
Perhaps that is my message today–to be content in God our Father who often glances and smiles at us, his vulnerable children, and hopes that we are content only in Him.
How often I have failed at this–trying to manipulate God’s responses to my desires, and worrying so much that I become sick. Perhaps remembering His words in this most beautiful Psalm will remind us all why we are here. Blessings to you this Sunday.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23