Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Late Night Lesson

I am sure that I don't have to tell anyone about the lack of sleep going on in our house. B (like a lot of newborns) tends to be wide awake at night and sound asleep during the day. A few nights ago, I put him down to sleep at about midnight hoping he was tired enough to go to sleep for a while.

He started to grunt and fuss.

I tried giving him a few minutes.....

The fussing and grunting got louder and more frequent.

I gave him a couple of more minutes.

The fussing and grunting turned into full blown crying.

I tried giving him his pacifier..... he spit it out.

We did that for a while -- me returning the passy only to have him spit it out a few minutes later.

Finally, I decided to pick him up. He was already swaddled up good and tight so I decided to try the passy again. This time he took it and quieted down immediately.

It was in that moment that God taught me a lesson. I realized that B was feeling really warm, safe and secure in my arms. So much so that he drifted right off to sleep with out any worries at all. God reminded me that this was exactly what he wanted for me. He wants me to feel so warm, safe and secure in his arms that I have no worries and can drift right off to sleep......
I just sat there thinking 'wow, what a visual reminder.' And then I thanked God for such a reminder. I just had to share this late night lesson with all of you.

Psalm 91:4 (New International Version)
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge;

his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart

Matthew 6:25-34 (New International Version)
25"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 important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look 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? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life
28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Blessings on your Wednesday everyone! Talk to you soon!


Lisa said...

How poignantly true.

Have you tried a back-to-sleep positioner? They feel like they're still being held.

Deedra said...

So True! So True! Thanks for turning your late night loss of sleep into such a great life lesson for us!

I hope you can get some rest soon!

Cheryl said...

The Lord brought you to mind this morning so just know that you are being prayed for!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Your a good momma...

I miss those days of cuddling my babies. I cuddle them differently now, but just picturing you with you son makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over again.


Kim said...

Such great is a great reminder! I'm so glad baby and Mommy are doing well...just try to rest when he rests...I know it's hard with 3 other children. I hope he starts a good sleeping pattern soon...that makes all the difference in the world!

Praying for you tonight!