Hold Me Tight

As I am sitting here writing this afternoon, God has graciously allowed our children and grandson to head for home. Surgery went very well, and the first step of this multi-step process is complete. Abundant thanks to the many of you who took time to stop and pray for him.

He did very well through the hospital stay, yet as expected the first night following surgery was a difficult one for our little guy. The only way he was comfortable was lying flat in the crib, but he wanted the security of having his mommy or daddy right next to him.

Being the wonderful loving parents they are, they tried a variety of things until they discovered that if they leaned over the crib and placed their cheek next to his – he would begin to relax. Although, he also wrapped his arm up around mom or dad’s neck and grabbed hold of their shirts to quickly pull them back into place if they tried to get up and leave. Having them close provided the peace and security he needed to rest.

It reminds me of the way my parents taught me, I taught my children, and now our grandson is being taught to say the prayer, Now I Lay Me:

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
and hold me in Your arms so tight, until I see the morning light.

My nights are more restful and my days know more peace when I am secure in the arms of my loving Lord and Savior, Jesus. May you be blessed to know His peace and rest securely in His embrace now and always.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

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