Nursery Art {hemmed in}

This sweet little vintage art print sits on baby James’ dresser.   It reads:

“Said the Robin to the Sparrow, ‘I should really like to know why these anxious human beings rush about and hurry so.’

Said the Sparrow to the Robin, ‘Friend, I think that it must be that they have no Heavenly Father such as cares for you and me.”

 Rare & Beautiful Treasures


It is a challenge, isn’t it?  To live a life that says “I need not rush about or hurry, for my Heavenly Father cares for me.  He goes before me and behind me.”

He hems me in.


The Lord is my shepherd, and I am His little lamb.

He brings me to green pastures, grows the grass green just for me, to sit and rest, not rush and worry . . .

to praise His holy name.


  1. When I see his hair, I can just smell that wonderful little sweaty, curly head smell that my little guys used to get after a nap. I miss that! My great-grandmother called it “the sweet little sour smell”! Thanks for the reminder to rest in Him today.

  2. Hi Erin,
    Just today I was sharing, and asking really with some ladies in our church meeting. What do you do when there really is nothing to quit, it all must be done, and there is not enough me to go around?! Their answer was the same as you have here. Give yourself lots of grace, remember that it comes from Him and that He loves you. Trust and rest in Him. He will fill in all the gaps.
    I am a watercolor artist, and this little picture and quote made my heart ache because it is so lovely, and timely for me today.
    Thank you!

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