There’s a hidden beauty in waking before everyone else. My home is strangely quiet. In the midst of the calm there is an energy of anticipation — what will the day bring? who will wake up first? and how long will this moment of silence last?
Samuel is asleep in my arms. His warm body spread out, his arms stretched over his head. Safe. He knows that I’ve got him. Even though the position he’s in looks less than ideal for sleeping he’s secure enough to sleep. It’s beautiful.
Samuel & Chloe 10/09
Ever since writing about where my worth is rooted I’ve been convicted that, just like the song, I wander much too quickly. I’m fickle, and skittish, and look for security in the shallow roots of this world. I tell my children to trust, and then my heart trembles.
Then I look at Samuel. When he’s hungry — he wants me. When he’s happy — he wants me. When he’s tired — he wants me. When he’s hurting — he wants me. In fact, he’s content to simply be strapped to my back in a baby carrier. He simply wants to be around and with me.
I want to be with my Savior.
I want to go through this life knowing that alone I am weak, yet with him I am strong. I get it reversed. I think I can do all this stuff and manage on my own strength, and then when I fail I realize how weak I am. Then I seek Him. There would be so much joy and freedom in following the lesson of Samuel — of seeking Jesus first, living deeply rooted, and living with His strength in all circumstances. Good or bad. Samuel simply wants to be with me. That’s the lesson.
Oh, how I want to be with Jesus in all my days.
love the lesson. speaks to me today!
beautiful lesson. i love how the Lord grants us these reminders and lessons of His Truth through the daily’s of life with little ones!
what a beautiful post!!
So much wonderful trust there…
Have a blessed weekend..
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Beautiful post – sweet picture!
Loved this post! Have a great day.
Very true words and sweet photo. Thanks for sharing.
This is just beautiful, and such a blessing. I’m going to have to read this one again. Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful post. I am new to your blog. I am a Christian, homeschooling mom too. I look forward to reading more of your blog.
Love this post, Rachel!! I hope
you have a fabulous weekend. 🙂
~ Lots of love,
P.S. – Thanks so much for the sweet
comment you left me this morning! 😉
so true, what a beautiful picture w/words of trust, peace and contentment.
just what I needed to hear.
Oh, the lessons God teaches us through our children! So humbling. I have seen my children grasp some spiritual truths about God that I still reckon with at times!
What a precious baby-your Samuel! How I miss those days!
Have a blessed weekend, Rachel.
Great post. You are a great inspiration. Thank you for that.