Safe in His Arms
1879 painting of Mother Combing Child's Hair by Mary Cassatt
Safe in His Arms
On a recent trip to Fort Eustis, Va., to visit our son and his
the Lord brought home to me one of His profound
our two-and-a-half- year-old granddaughter, is such
a delight in
our lives . So many times I wish I could have half
of her energy.
Anyway, she always has to sleep with Grammy,
and she is quite
the little wiggle worm. I was very concerned
about her sleeping
with me because I could not put the bed up
against the wall, and
I didn't want her to fall off and get hurt.
When we snuggled up
close to go to sleep I thought, I will just
keep my arm around her
and keep her close to me.
At some point during early morning, she
ended up crossways
of the bed with her face at my feet. I was
her calling out my name. I instinctively grabbed her
my arms and was so thankful she had not taken a tumble
As soon as my head hit the pillow, the Lord whispered
said, "This is exactly what I do with My children when they
call out My name. I wrap them in My loving arms to keep
This was such a profound moment that I could have cried
tears ofjoy, because my heart was so filled with His love.
celebrate His birth this Christmas, may we be ever
He became the son of man and gave His life for
us. We are now
the babe in His ever loving arms!
The Lord is thy keeper;
the Lord is thy shade upon thy right
For it is written, He shall give His angels charge over thee
to keep thee, and in their hands they shall bear thee up,
at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Luke 4: 10, II
(This was Satan trying to tempt Jesus,
when Jesus told him
to get behind Him.)
© 2005 Karen Langford Brown
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