As I looked on in these very precious moments the thought came to me of how Jesus must feel when we finally come to Him and just lay our heads on His shoulder.
For some you may think, "How can you lay your head on someone's shoulder that you can't even see?" Well, let me tell you my friend so that you may be comforted today.
When you lay your head on someone's shoulder you:
Trust them with your joys your pains. There may be tears of joy or tears of pain that have trickled down one's arm as you've rested your head upon their shoulder.
Psalm 30 :11 says, "You changed my sorrow into dancing. You took away my clothes of sadness, and clothed me in happiness." (NCV) why not rest your head on the One who will exchange your sorrow for joy and dancing?
Depend on them for support. Maybe you are exhausted...ready to give up. Maybe you feel as though this race called life will never end and when it does...to what avail?
Hebrews 12:1-3 "...So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. We should remove from our lives anything that would get in the way and the sin that so easily holds us back. Let us look only to Jesus, the One who began our faith and who makes it perfect. He suffered death on the cross. But He accepted the shame as if it were nothing because of the joy that God put before Him. And now He is sitting at the right side of God's throne. Think about Jesus' example. He held on while wicked people were doing evil things to him. so do not get tired and stop trying!" (NCV)
I can assure you that I have had many a day wondering if I could even lift my head from my pillow and yet I have never even remotely endured what my Savior did for me on the cross. Jesus promises that when we are weak, He is strong, so rest your weary head my friend!
Rely on them to handle you with care. Ciera knows that her big brother and sister are going to hold her with tender loving care. She snuggles up in their arms and casts her every care on them. She is comfortable and very peaceful. This blesses not only her, but if you could see the smiles on Eli and Carmen's faces as they are holding her, you would see that they are blessed even more!
This is just how our precious Lord is with us. When we love Him enough to place all of our trust, dependence and reliance on Him, He feels us resting our heads on His shoulder and I can assure you that His big ol' cheese grin is just as big as Eli and Carmen's! Let your Saviour love on you today...."cast all your cares upon Him because He cares for you!!!"