Monday, June 15, 2015

Lying Limp in His Lap

Her grandma-heart rejoiced as her grandson chattered away, telling her the news of his three-year-old day and trying to stay awake.

As his grandma listened, his eyes dropped from the weariness caused by this day he couldn’t stop talking about.

Suddenly, he snuggled close.

Then lay limp in her lap.

Her eyes brimmed with tears.

This grandma saw herself mirrored in the weary child who suddenly transferred his weight to this woman he trusted.

Her love for him held him close—this limp little body of weariness.

And she knew this was prayer.

Coming to a stop, laying aside all care, trusting another, and leaning close.

Lying limp in His lap.

“Casting all your care upon Him,
for He cares for you.” ~ 1 Peter 5:7


  1. Thank you, Bethany. So simple, so beautiful.

  2. A truly beautiful picture of prayer!