The Holidays are packed away for another year. Life has returned to order and routine once again. I am feeling extra comfortable this morning in my over sized chair with my yummy caramel coffee. I am enjoying my quiet devotion time this morning. As I sit here~ Patches ~ our cat is curled up on my lap.
It is my devotion time but the cares of today are distracting me and we all have them. Don't we?
The Lord softly drew my attention to Patches~ our cat. She is simply just resting in my lap. She is a special kitty for she was born with a neurological disorder. She has had lots of love and care and has turned out to be one smart kitty.
As I look at her ~she simply rests in the warmth and safety of my lap. She has no fears, no worries, no concerns for her safety. She is not agitated or anxious. She trust that I will take care of her and I will. She knows that no harm will come to her because the person who loves her most is holding her close.
Oh~ that we may simply trust God like Patches trusts me. If we ever truly place ourselves in the lap of Jesus ~ all the cares of the day would melt away. The warmth of God's embrace would quiet our souls and ease our burdens.
When the struggle of the day seems overwhelming ~when the demands are more than we can handle~ we just need to climb up in the lap of Jesus. It is really not so difficult. I only need to look at Patches and trust God just like she trusts me.
We can just rest when the One who loves us most is holding us close~ Now that is worth celebrating today. Have a wonderful Tuesday!
Psalm 116:7 (KJV)
Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.