Last night my early motherhood flooded my dreams, specifically the joy of breast feeding my little girl.
Moving from place to place yet having a constant need to feed my baby…holding her tighter…softly rubbing that velvety, wispy-blonde scalp, running a much-younger finger around her pink cheek…her eyes calling out “so good", “more, please”.
This memory probably bubbled up through my synapses because of deep longings ... Or, putting on my ‘faithful ears', His creative design emits into my dreams so it can intersect with today’s devotion…
Recently I’ve been craving holding my girl, who is soon to be a 3rd-year college girl.
Corners of my cravings, also included my having attended two funerals...one for an ‘aunt-in-law” family member and one for a dear Church-family member.
My Provider wanting to ‘feed me’, hold me in His arms…
feeding me a greater Way than through breast milk, greater nutrition from His Holy Word
flowing out His eternal-soul care.
Below: Aunt Doris in her wedding dress designed out of her veteran hubby's parachute he used to jump into Holland in WWII...so precious !
Below is Mr. Bobby and his wife...
We volunteered together at our church and got to share stories of our families and college times...Roll, Tide! I will miss my friend dearly...
so, now I will be about loving Ms. Joan even MORE.
So, I wanted to share a comforting understanding of 1 Thessalonians:
Charles Spurgeon's Morning and Evening - Thursday, June 28, 2012 (Morning)"Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him." 1 Thess. 4:14
...each night a Sabbath for the dayOH,JESUS, YOU HAVE SPOKEN TO ME...
...toil-worn believer quietly sleeps, as does a weary child when it slumbers on its mother's breast.
...clothed with the wedding garment of incorruption. Blessed are those who "sleep in Jesus.
…comforted me with a ‘holding of my baby’ in my dreams
…‘sent your angels to guard me while I claiming 'Sabbath in sleep’.
Tell me how You're talking to the readers of my blog...
but I'm hoping they'll leave me comments, too!
P.S. Update: My girl called me Thursday night and told me she was heading home Friday morning...so God anwered my prayers VERY specifically...God's so creatively wonderful!