Some days the Mama in us is a wee tired and the time for naps is gloriously anticipated. While the workload of being the CHFO (Chief Home and Family Officer) doesn’t diminish during this little afternoon break, the hope is that Mom will work without tiny bodies under toe and in a few moments of revitalizing peace, IF the household cooperates.
On one particular day recently, my Tarah had finished all her pre-nap reading requests and as she climbed on the bed, I noticed a little detail that for some unknown reason, I had previously overlooked. Sweet ” T” wasn’t content to lie on top of the covers for nap like her older siblings previously did in past years. She didn’t want to sleep with her head on top of the pillow, draping the blankie over her precious little frame.
Toddler “T” wanted to have those covers of the bed pulled back!
Enjoying the feeling of snuggling into the blanket, face nestled against the soft pillow, she smiled at me and stretched the covers up to her chin. At the ripe age of 2, she knew exactly how she wanted to sleep. A sign seemed to hang over her headboard that read:
If you’re going to nap, nap all the way.
As I closed the bedroom door halfway and headed off to the Central Domestic Sub Office, AKA the laundry room, my thoughts turned towards this verse:
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. I Corinthians 10:31
Sometimes the long term investment of caring can get a little scary.
But if the mind of Christ is operating through us in totality, lying “on top of the bed with a thin spread of Bible verses” won’t cut it. As Christians, our heart and mind must be fully engaged in His Word and totally immersed in His presence.
Begging His Spirit to work through us.
Listening to His voice whisper affirmation to our hearts.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
If you’re going to love someone, love them all the way.
By Rachel Wojnarowski, Faith.Family.Fun.