If you lie down, you will not be afraid, when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Proverbs 3:24
If I ever want to hear about kids, I don’t have far to go. I’ve learned a lot (and maybe some things I never needed to learn) about kids from my siblings. The biggest factor seems to be that when you have children, sleep is the first thing you lose. As infants they keep parents up all hours of the night. Then they begin climbing into the parents bed in the middle of the night, kicking you in the back, and stealing your covers. At some point, they finally sleep in their own beds, only to wake up at the crack of dawn requesting breakfast. Occasionally, however, something beautiful takes place on Sunday afternoons: a family nap.
Whether it’s on the couch, in a hammock, or on a blanket in the middle of the living room floor, a Sunday afternoon nap is a wise gift for a weary body. To close your eyes and snooze in the middle of the day seems positively decadent, which makes the sleep that much sweeter.
Solomon knew the importance of wisdom in a person’s life. Of all the things that he could have requested from God, he asked for wisdom, and God granted it. Solomon also knew the benefits of wisdom in his life. Wisdom allows a person to walk in security and peace. A wise person is a source of life to those around her.
A foolish person makes foolish decisions and suffers the consequences – usually including difficulty sleeping. When worry and regret weigh heavy on a person’s mind, sleep proves elusive. A wise person, however, makes prayerful decisions, trusts God with the outcomes, and sleeps like it’s Sunday afternoon in Baba’s big feather bed!