The last day and a half have been a little difficult for us here in our home. Because of that our bedtime routines with the boys have been altered somewhat. With JJ that means it has been challenging, but with Eli it has been sweet.
The last 2 nights I have simply taken him to his bed, held him in my arms, laid his head on my shoulder, prayed with him and then sang to him.
After those five minutes or so, I lay him down and he goes to sleep. It is rewarding to be a dad.
But here is where truth comforts, both nights I sang to him this song (The Solid Rock).
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
While singing this old classic hymn to my son and hoping it will settle him down and put him to sleep, God reminded me of this great truth. And I was comforted by it.
All my hope in life lies completely in the finished work of Jesus on the cross.