As a child, it was comforting to be tucked in, snug and warm in a familiar soft blanket. When the blankets were all around, it seemed that nothing could get me from under the bed or outside in the hallway. And when the bad dreams came, a hand of comfort from a caring parent could calm and send me back to sleep.
So I was so encouraged this morning to discover a treasure of a Bible verse:
“You hem me in – behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me.” – Psalm 139:5
Tucked in by God. Protected by His blanket of angels. Patted back to calm by His mighty hand.
What an image of peace. Of His great love for us. Of protection. Of safety.
You are loved, I am loved. Beyond imagination and measure.
Sleep…what’s not to like? Blankets….good. Pillows….good. Total relaxation….good. 🙂 I had a great night’s sleep last night; mostly due to my hubby’s return from Africa all safe and sound. God is so good. Here are some of my favorite quotes about sleep. (I realize that talking about sleep on a Monday morning borders on cruel and unusual punishment, but hey, it will give you something to look forward to for tonight. 🙂 ) Blessings, Lisa
“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” – Psalm 4:8
Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing cures insomnia like the realization that it’s time to get up. ~Author Unknown
If people were meant to pop out of bed, we’d all sleep in toasters. ~Author unknown