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Slept Like a Baby
In the Word
O Lord God of hosts, who is mighty as you are, O Lord, with your faithfulness all around you? You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them (Psalm 89:8–9).
Of the Word
Whoever coined the phrase “slept like a baby” was misguided. While the phrase is meant to describe a peaceful uninterrupted night of sleep, for my daughter these nights are not always the norm.
One day while in a boat a tired Jesus was sleeping the peaceful, uninterrupted sleep of a baby. He had spent the day healing the sick and casting out demons. Suddenly, the calm seas turned into a great storm. The sleeping Jesus was awakened by the disciples’ cries for help. He got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm once again. (Matthew 8:23–27)
Jesus wasn’t afraid of the winds as His disciples were because He created them. He was not frightened of the waves because He had authority over them. Because He is a powerful God as well as a tired man, Jesus was able to “sleep like a baby” in the midst of a raging storm.
We, too, can be assured when we cry out for Jesus to help us, the Son of God will do just that.
Walking with my Lord
Almighty God, thank You for giving me Your peace when I am surrounded by the storms of life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Love, Laughter, and Lullabies. DCE Amanda Stacy, author. 13/30 ©2013 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations were taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.