That's the word I'd use to describe my daughter last night as I lay in bed beside her, trying to help her fall asleep. She rolled from side to side, played with her tiny toes, chattered with that sweet baby voice, and looked all around in the dusk of the nightlight with those big eyes of hers.
I knew she needed sleep and was avoiding it, so I was determined to wait it out and not stimulate her with any conversation or playtime. I snuggled up close to her and put my arm around her, hoping she would feel soothed enough to settle. She reached out her chubby hand and grabbed my finger.
And within seconds, she quieted. Within minutes, she fell asleep. It was the sweetest thing in the whole world and I melted. What a gift it was to be her safe place, her comforter.
I continued to reflect as I lay there and wondered if I was experiencing some of God's own heart and mind...
Does He watch us lovingly as we move here and there all over the place in our busyness? Does He smile as we converse with each other and explore the world around us?
Does He yearn for us to reach out to Him in our restlessness, so that He can be our safe place, our Comforter?
Let's take His hand today, sweet friends, and find all the love and rest and joy we need.
"The Lord your God is in your midst...He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love."