The Lord your God in your midst
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with his love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.
Sometimes, when you are in a different stage of life, you can read or hear something for a second time and it has a totally different meaning from the first time. I have always loved this verse, but now that I am a momma, I see it through different eyes. When I was young and single, this verse gave me comfort that the Lord loved me and would fill me with peace no matter what was going on around me. I imagined sitting in His lap while he sang over me, and a wave of calm and joy filled my soul.
Now that I am a momma, I sing to my baby girl all the time. She’s now learned to clap and so we sing and clap and laugh together multiple times throughout the day. But when I hold her in my arms with her head on my shoulder, and that sweet breath of hers heats my neck, I sing over her. And I am filled with joy that I get to hold my precious child, that she stops squirming, and she rests in me. This must be how the Heavenly Father feels about us.