Today I am excited to have Arny Sanchez sharing with us on The Scenic Route. Arny is a husband, a father, a songwriter, and a blogger. I discovered Arny’s blog, The Analogous Truth, several months ago and have been following ever since. Arny is passionate about sharing the lessons he is learning and discovering “the analogy between everyday life and Christ.” After reading Arny’s thoughts here, I hope you will hop over to his blog and introduce yourselves!
I laid down on my couch the other night cause I was so frustrated with my son.
It was like the millionth time he had called me from his bed that night.
“I hee somting…”
“I don’t hear anything baby. What’s a matter? Go back to sleep”
“I wa yu do”
“I know you want me baby but you have to go to sleep now, ok?” Go to sleep”…(my voice sounding so annoyed…)
As I walked back to my bed…30 minutes later, I hear my son crying…
I get so frustrated (had to get up really early for work that morning) that I go over to get him out of his bed and tell him to go to mommy and daddy’s bed fending for himself in the dark…
He is hesitant to leave his room…I walk him over to our bed and lay him down.
I storm out and go to my couch in the living room.
As I lay down…I could hear God’s conviction start moving in my heart with these simple harsh words…
“Aren’t you glad I’m not like you?”
“Aren’t you glad I don’t react the same way when you are scared of the dark?”
My heart broke.
I’m sorry, Lord.
I went back and gave my son a gentle kiss on the forehead…
As I laid back down…he wrapped his arm around my shoulder…
And I fell asleep fast.
Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me. -psalm 23
Thank you, Arny, for sharing these words of encouragement with us today!