By: Ali Bragdon
I minister to children for a living, but it is amazing to me how much I learn from them.
Babies sleep with their hands thrown up, as in worship (Lamentations 3:41). As I look at this little blessing sent from heaven above, I'm reminded of how we should worship, with our hands thrown up in complete surrender. We should surrender all the love we have for Christ back to the Lord in worship. Worshipping through song, through our work, our service, our words, our love, through everything we do. We surrender all.
The other aspect of a sleeping baby that really moves me, is the peace you see in that sleeping face. There is no wrinkle in the nose, no worry between the eyes, no concern in the brows and no complaint in the lips. There is peace. I once heard it said that anger is of the flesh and peace is the fruit of the spirit, so which are you going to allow to have the power in you (Romans 15:13). That sleeping baby has chosen peace, doesn't it look heavenly?
Peace produces worship and worship brings about peace. So where are you today?
Bio: Ali Bragdon is the wife of an incredibly brilliant man, the mom of three gifted and talented kids (yes, she admits she is biased) and the crazy lady that gets slimmed annually as the CommunityKIDZ Director at Community Christian Church.