It is that moment when I turn off the light, climb in the bed, burrow under the covers and wiggle around till I find just the right spot. My pillows are puffed and adjusted for comfort. My eyes are closed, and I know that I am ready for sleep. The blowing of the fan lulls me to stillness. The house is quiet. And then, and only then, is when I like to smile and whisper very softly, “Thank You, Mighty One.”
Like most of you, I have been through many peace stealing experiences in my life. So this simple treasure each night is something that means everything to me. I know that He leans close to me, smiles back, and listens as my breathing deepens lower and lower till finally, I sleep. And I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that His cheek brushes mine as He says, “I will never leave you…sweet dreams.”
For many years, nights and memories didn’t bring peace. Those nights are over. Now I sleep close to the One who never goes to sleep…and I trust Him to watch over me. All night.
Patti Corbello Archer