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Burrowing into the ultimate Comforter
by Susan Nelson
Dec 21, 2012 | 769 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
My little ones have a habit of finding their way to my bed in the middle of the night.

Sometimes, I am awake - barely - but most times I am sound asleep and do not notice their catlike prowess as they crawl under the covers. That is, until I turn over and there is a knee or a foot in my way.

I groan, inwardly or aloud, but I also know that it is a place of safe haven for them. Somehow being closer to Mom is preferable than the cold, darkness of their own rooms. (They have dream lights and night lights, while my room is pitch black - I don’t get it.)

Regardless, I put heated mattress pads on all our beds to add to their comfort at night. As the weather turns cooler, I have difficulty turning the heater on. It dries out the air, it can never get to the right temperature, and I like cooler climes overall. So, heated mattress pads work for me.

I know this is more than you ever wanted to know, but I say all of this to tell you that I have noticed my little ones burrowing further and further under the comforter. They end up in the middle of the bed, diagonally pushing me out of the way. I’m guessing that would be the warmest spot in the be

I’ve been a little stressed lately. Christmas, clearly one of my favorite of holidays because of the reason for the season, has become less cheery for me. Not because of the reason for the season, but sharing this time with someone is part of the fun.

The logistics and planning are trickier having to do it alone as well. I’ve found myself burrowing in more. I am not only reading a chapter daily from Proverbs, but I am reading a devotional page, a Christian-living chapter book, and a chapter or two from the new book, Cross Roads - rather appropriate for me right now as I stand wondering which way He is leading me.

Considering how little I have been reading for the past three years, this is quite a feat. I am forcing the time to hide myself in His word, and anything, for that matter that can help me to find peace for my life.

All of this had me thinking of resting in His wings and the comfort I would find there. So, I looked in my Bible’s concordance and came to these two scriptures: “But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings and you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves.” (Malachi 4:2)

I liked it until the growing fat part, because proportionately, I could stand to lose ‘some’ excess weight!

So, I looked at the other scripture found in Psalms 36:7 which reads: “How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.”

OK, that is more like it. There are times I find little to trust and believe in, but I do trust that God will deliver me from whatever situation in which I find myself and I will continue to do my own burrowing.

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