SAFE AND COZY
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The sky turned black and the clouds rumbled. Torrential rain came down in thick, heavy sheets.
We opened the front door. Both of them tucked their little hands into mine.
And we watched.
Summer heat and mists of rain hit our faces, but they remained unmoved.
A few moments later I turned away to shut the door. Even though my eyes could not adjust to the darkness, a sense a peace and comfort washed over me.
Little Ellie looked up at me and said~
“Grandma I love your house when it’s raining like this. It makes me feel so safe and cozy.”
I almost cried.
She said exactly what my heart was feeling.
Safe and cozy.
That’s the feeling I want my granddaughters to have for the rest of their lives.
I wish I could protect them from all the hurts and disappointments that life will throw at them. From the ugly words and angry people that will step across their paths.
But I can’t.
I could choose to be sad and worry over the outlook of their future, knowing the evils this world holds, or I can choose to give those babies to God. I can choose to teach them that yes, no matter what, they can always feel safe and cozy.
I can, because I have experienced all these things myself.
I remember the dark nights that I lay in bed feeling completely alone. I remember the tears that fell like torrential rain from hurts that were thrown my way. I remember my soul yearning for comfort that no human could give and I remember begging my Heavenly Father to wrap His arms around me.
As silly as it sounds, this 54 year old will always be her Heavenly Father’s little girl.
I will always want to tuck my hand into His or crawl up into His lap and just be held.
Where every other person in this world may fail me, He will not.
When my mind can’t wrap around the hurt my heart feels, I close my eyes. I picture my Father’s home. It is safe there. I will never grow too old to ask Him to hold me.
He will always keep me~
safe and cozy.
And that is what I want my grandchildren to grasp. That is the knowledge I want them to hold close.
And I will know that one day, when the rain and heat of this world hits them,
they will remain unmoved
Because their hand will always be tucked into His. 💗
“For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm...”
“For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.”
Psalm 16:1, 46:1, 91:2 & 14, 118:6 & 8, Proverbs 18:10, John 10:28 & 29