“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
I nanny a baby boy who is 6 months old a few days a week. He is so sweet, usually smiling or laughing with his adorable little giggle. But sometimes when he is really tired he cries. He rubs his eyes that he can barely keep open and yawns between the tears. As I look at him, I think to myself, “Yeah, I feel like that somedays too bud.”
The other day as I was laying him down for a nap, while I was holding him and looking down I whispered, “It’s okay, close your eyes. I’m right here. You are safe. When you wake up, I’ll be right here.”
I felt God whisper to me, wanting me to know that He is saying the same thing. He is always holding me, whispering peace and showering me with His promises that He will always be there.
Adults are just babies who grew up, right?
We all still have the tendencies to scream when we cannot have something we want, cry when we are fighting something and get scared when we do not feel our caregiver nearby.
I am writing this as the sweet baby boy rocks in his rocker sound asleep. He will awake soon, with cries of hunger and I will be right there to feed him. If his diaper is wet, I will be right there to clothe him. When he wants to be held and feel me close, I will be right there with my arms around him.
We new it at the beginning as infants but somehow we lost sight of it as we grew up. Allow yourself to be held today. Know that there is always Someone there to feed you, clothe you and wipe away your tears. Close your tired eyes, rest dear one, He is right here.
JamieLee finds deep-rooted joy being in her kitchen. When she is chopping veggies, stirring soup, watching her bread rise and fall…it is in those moments she can hear God the clearest. She is a passionate gatherer, writer, small business owner and loves talking about food, natural health and the way those things effect us. She lives in North Dakota with her Husband, DJ and dogs Porter & Sage. Connect with JamieLee here.