today concluded my final day of classes as a junior in college. say whaaaat?! that's weird. real weird. time is flying by so fast. I'd like life to slow down just a tad. good thing summer is literally right around the corner, PTL for that.
in the hussle & bussle of the end of the school year it can sometimes be hard to let ourselves be still. it's as if we don't realize how busy we are until we're going 100 miles an hour and feeling like a chicken with our heads cut off while saying, "how did I even get here?!" that's been the way I've felt lately. life has been full of great things.. but lots of things nonetheless. sometimes I find that it's in it's in these moments that it can take the littlest of things to stop us dead in our tracks and wake us up just a bit.
for me that sweet little something was found in the form of a precious little babe. I was babysitting my friend jen's sweet baby girl, emmie collins, the other day and nap time rolled around. little em was not too excited about it and was fighting it with some tears for a bit. I got her in her pj's & little sleep sack, turned off the lights, and started to rock her in my arms.. all the while she's still kicking & crying. however, the moment I started singing "Jesus loves me" to her she was silenced. the tears & kicks stopped, the thumb went in her mouth, and she was calm & relaxed. it was awesome. so awesome that is shocked me a bit. in a good way.
isn't that how it should be though? that the words "Jesus loves me" should have the most calming effect over us. that when those words hit our hearts there a peace that follows that is unlike any other. when life isn't going the way we'd like it to or seems a bit overwhelming all we want to do is kick & scream. but when truth seeps into our hearts and lives, we can stop, truly stop, & be still in the safety of the Lord. we can relax in the arms of our Father and know that it's all going to be okay.
God is so specific & creative in capturing our attention. He is fighting for our awareness of him and for me, that came through singing truth to a sweet baby and watching His peace sooth her little soul.
let's be real.. aren't we all just a bunch of little babies who need to be rocked & sung too? maybe it's just me, but I know I wouldn't mind that one bit. regardless, God is real kind about placing little things in our life that bring us back to him. I love that. He never ceases to reveal how well he knows us and how much he loves us. He's good like that.
I hope you can see the little things in your life that make you see His love for you. hold tightly to those. they are what allow us to be still in his arms. may we rest in his love, friends. it's a good place to be.