Remember as a small child leaning
your head against a parent’s chest and settling in to the beat of their heart?
Nothing soothes the spirit like the rhythmic sound: thump, thump, thump.
to hear from God this week, I thought of John 13:23—25. The apostles were dealing with a
hard situation and wanted an answer. John, referred to as the Beloved, “Leaned back against Jesus, and
So I asked God today when
I had to put little Tootsie, my son’s dog, down, why a deep, uncontrollable cry crept out of me. I wasn't that attached to her. She lived with my
grandson, and her health was failing. I’ve never reacted that way when faced
with the same decision concerning my own pets. Why her, Lord, I (as one of God’s beloved) asked.
told me it was because she was the connecting thing left here between my oldest
son, my grandson, and me. My son now lives 10 hours away. Although his son
lives in town, and I still see him often, it was the three of them who came
weekly for dinner or a visit: Shawn, Therynn, and Tootsie. Thus, today, I needed
to recline against God in order to hear
week we will be sharing those times we’ve leaned against the chest of our Papa
in order to hear the commanding, changing, or comforting sound of God’s heartbeat.
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