“Mommy. I want some water.”
I almost laugh and try not to be disappointed. Yes, this sounds about right. The moment has passed. I get up to find a cup.
It’s weeks later and I am struggling in my relationship with God when I remember this night with my daughter. It’s one of my fondest memories.
But I hear a still, small voice whisper, “Do you see me?”
“So often I want to be with you, to share the moments. But too frequently the only way you know to interact with me, dear child, is to ask me for water.
Take a break from always being awake, staring and asking questions. Your needs are valid, and I will provide for those. But come, let us rest together. Just enjoy this moment… with me.”
This Advent I want to find those little spaces to just rest with my Lord. Not to rattle off my requests or to unload what weighs on my heart, but to just experience the affection and rest offered to me.
Easier said than done, I know. What are the ways you rest during this Advent season?
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