He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. – Psalm 121v3-4
Four of our grandchildren live just around the corner. Because of that I get the opportunity to babysit for them on a pretty regular basis. There are times when they have just worn me out, especially when I have the two lads.
I hate to admit it in case mum and dad see this, but sometimes Grampy gets a little, shall we say, heavy eyed. He might even doze off while the lads are watching the telly. You know the state, not quite asleep, but...
That is an interesting state of consciousness. You sort of know what is going on, but are not totally aware of every little thing. Your mind is not as keen and sharp as it normally is. You are there, but not totally there.
Understanding that makes this verse clear. We can praise the Lord that the God who watches over us not only does not sleep, He doesn't even get sleepy. He doesn't get dozy. He doesn't nod off or get 'heavy lidded.'
What a blessing to know that the Lord who watches over us never sleeps. That is good in and of itself. But our God doesn't even slumber like a tired old Grampy. He is always totally aware and perceptive of everything going on as He cares for us.
Praise God for His wide-awakeness!