Once upon a time there was a warm set of sheets fresh from the dryer…
A few days ago I opened my dryer and pulled out a wad of clean, dry sheets. Still hot from the dryer’s warmth the sheets felt amazing all crumpled in my arms.
“Come here, Aletheia,” I said to my daughter who was standing close by. For a moment we paused. There in the hallway we huddled together over warm sheets. We nestled our faces, breathed in deep, and smiled as we released a satisfied, “Ahhhh!” from the depths of our souls.
As we soaked in the heat of those sheets I couldn’t help but think this must be what it feels like to snuggle up to Jesus. The warmth. The comfort. The invitation to stop and linger. The deep satisfaction of being with Him.
Pause for a moment and imagine it. The way it must feel to sit with Jesus. To crawl into His lap, to be held in His arms.
Maybe the cold Michigan winter has left me desperate for anything warm. Maybe sheets from the dryer aren’t anything special. Maybe I’m just being fanciful.
Moments like this are small, mundane, and ordinary. But why take them for granted? Why not be like the children who longed to come to Him?
“But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” Matthew 19:14 (NLT)
God loves to reveal Himself to us in all things, and whether it’s through the warmth of sheets from the dryer or anything that transports us into the presence of Christ, God loves for us to come to him with the posture of a child.
Fellow Princes and Princesses, may you wake up this day the fairy tale found in straight from the dryer warmth. May you find the love, the presence, the touch of Christ in all things fresh and comforting.