God brought to my remembrance a green hammock that my grandmother gave to my grandfather when I was a small child. He sometimes would let me in it, but I knew that it was for his use only. It was a privilege to be allowed to use it.
When I was in it, I could feel the warm sun shining upon me as the hammock cradled me. There was such a peace and rest, that even as child who never napped, I could just close my eyes and go to sleep. I would watch the clouds and see if I could make shapes out of them. I felt very special and loved when I was allowed to be in that hammock.
I then realized that my grandfather let me share what was his at times, but my heavenly Father let’s me share in what is His at all times. He wants us to have that rest in Him – just like in that hammock. He cradles us in His loving arms and surrounds us with the warmth of His love. We have His peace, His rest when we are in His arms.
I think that we sometimes have a hard time realizing this because we do not see Him with our physical eyes. In the crazyness of all that we have to do, we try to take control and we strive just to stay afloat. Our physical senses overtake our spiritual “eyes.”
If we can just take a moment and take our eyes off the problems of the world and look to Jesus, we will see how He works it all out for us. If we can just give it all to Him, we can hear Him say, “Rest My child, all is well.”
Let’s all curl up in Jesus’ arms and have a “green hammock” day!
P.S. Please check out my articles on www.innervoicemag.com. Click on Faith, then Reflections, and then the title – Do-Overs, God’s Love Notes, End of the Rope, and upcoming new article Just Whistle.
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