Bumps, Comfort and “Papa Neckie’s” Lap

Dear Princess Rosebud,
It’s always fun to baby sit for you.
Papa Neckie came along tonight.
You were having such a good time.
And somehow you fell and got a big “goose egg”
on your sweet little forehead.
And you were Very Sad!

You let Mimi hold ice on it for awhile

Then needing comfort,
you go to where you have received love before.

Crawling up onto Papa Neckie’s lap, you snuggle quietly,
occasionally turning your head to gaze lovingly into his eyes.

You accept his loving pats,
and his murmured words of assurance.
Comforted, you soon climb down,
but not until you had what you needed.

I think it’s like when we come to Jesus
and let him love us when we feel bad.
We can pretend to climb right up on his lap
and stay there until we feel better.

My prayer dear Sweet Princess is as you grow,
you will know Jesus and his love for you
because the important people in  your life
showed you love and comfort.

When I am sad, I sometimes picture myself
crawling up into Jesus’ lap.

I have found Him to be Loving.
I have found Him to be Good