Reflecting back on the trips to Peru, I was telling someone about some of the best nights of sleep I have ever had. There were several times after sleeping on a wood or concrete floor separated by only a very thin foam mattress, (and I use the word “mattress” very lightly), that I awoke feeling so rested that I was absolutely amazed! When I looked down at my “bed” it would seem that a person could find no comfort no matter what position you tried to put yourself in. And with either a rolled up towel or clothes for a pillow it just didn’t seem logically possible that it would have been comfortable or provided for much needed rest.
Sleeping on the wood floor outside of a village hut.
For the longest time I could not understand how that could happen. Not until today.
I was reading a book called, Crafted Prayer, by Graham Court and there was the answer in black and white. A quote on the side of a page read as follows,
“Submission to God’s will is the softest pillow in which to rest.”
That was it! The times that I felt the most refreshed, the most comfortable, the most rested, were the times in the jungle, or in a village on the river. The times were I found myself right in the extreme middle of God’s will. Submitted to His plan, purpose and goals for me. The place where I was dancing in the passion that God has for my life. The place of total submission. And let me tell you – it is the best rest you will ever know. Lie down and try in someday. You will be surprised.
Resting in His Mighty Grip,
Setting up “beds” on the concrete floor of a village school. Sleeping under mosquito nets is ALWAYS required!