Wednesday, April 14, 2010

why we call it his lullaby

This is one of those times when I wish I could take credit for this...I read it for the first time the other day and somehow, he exactly expresses my own heart. Excerpted from Michael Card's Sleep Sound In Jesus:

Beyond their covert purpose of coercing an infant to sleep, lullabies are songs we sing to show the love we have for our children, to show them our concern and to simply let them know we are there with them in this dark and fallen situation....they can also be blessings wherein we plant the seeds of dreams, dreams which never completely leave them.

Lullabies are also songs we sing to ourselves. They help reinforce the love which abides sometimes too deep within our hearts. They are tools to bring it to the surface. They remind us of out protective and comforting roles as parents. They are artful ways of loving our children.

We "artfully love" all of our kids...seen and unseen. ♥


Kathleen said...

Awesome post - thanks for sharing! So very true - I will think of this when we sing our songs =)

Julie Riisnaes said...

Beautiful! Both the words and the babies!

Sue Runyon said...

So sweet.

Healing Made Simple said...

Simply Beautiful!