Sleep was a very important part of my life. Anything that came in the way of my sleep would simply make me crazy angry. I remember the days when my dad would come back from his clinic at 12:00 in the night and take every step with caution into the bedroom, coz by chance if any sound woke me up, I would simply throw a temper tantrum!!! Well….. this pretty much followed into my college days and even my hostel days. My roomies would whisper to each other and keep the room as silent as possible if I were asleep. I tell you, I had golden roomies!!!! 😀
Shwwwwshhhhhhhh ……….. fast forward three years and here I am waking up in the nights atleast 3 times every night, for an hour each, changing diapers, feeding and rocking a 9 pound bundle to sleep, singing my favorite songs. Not that I enjoy being disturbed in the nights, (when my hubby sleeps undisturbed…!!! ) but in a strange sense, I seem to be enjoying it!!! Coz, that’s the time I get to spend with my son, ALONE…. and oh what a pleasure it is!!! His ooh’s and aah’s and goo goo’s in the silence of the hour, in the dim night light is a feast to the ears and a joy to my heart, even if it is 3:30 in the morning, when half of the hemisphere is still under covers!!!
Very often we read in the scriptures about how Jesus withdrew from the crowds and went to a lonely place to spend sometime alone in prayer. Time spent alone with GOD is special. Much more, it is awaited by GOD. Congregational worship is essential but much more than that, a relationship with God is established only when we spend time ‘alone’ with Him. Your goo goo’s and ooh’s and aah’s is indeed special and awaited by your Father above.
Have a fabulous month ahead as you set apart times to be ALONE WITH HIM!!!