My young granddaughter wasn’t keen on spending the night with us. It was her first sleep over and when the world got dark, she had always been in the safety of her own bed, in her own home, with her own parents. Thus, she didn’t settle down well in ours.
I did all the usual Grandma things like ice-cream, an extra glass of water, tucking her in, ad nauseum. Finally, I said, “Honey, what more can I do for you?” She declared loudly, “I want someone else’s head on this pillow with me!”
And so, I obliged by tucking myself in alongside her till she fell asleep.
In the aloneness after my husband’s passing, I dearly wanted his head beside me on a pillow but it was not to be. Thankfully, I carefully listened to God when I was grieving, because any head would not do.
Friends, have you settled for second best because you couldn’t have your first choice? I beg you to reconsider such rash decisions. When we crave a certain person, nobody else will do. You will not get the person you expect, not at all.
Take your time because right now you can’t see pasteurize—i.e., past your eyes or too far to see!
I do not apologize for that bit of humour. We need humour most when we are not feeling like laughing!
Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” (Matthew 8:20, NIV)
Prayer- Father God, thank you for your promise that we are never alone when we know Jesus, your son as our Lord and Saviour! Amen.