In the cleft of the rock



What is peace?  Read this story shared by Bill Wilcox:

Someone had offered a large prize for the best painting that depicted the concept of peace.  There were many entries of bucolic pastures with animals grazing, fields of flowers, and other such peaceful settings.  The winning entry was much different.  The scene was a rocky shoreline with towering cliffs in the midst of a frightening storm.  Huge waves were crashing violently over the rocks, and the winds were fierce.  Lightning flashed from the dark and menacing clouds that were dropping torrents of rain on the landscape below.  In a small cleft of rock part way up the cliff above the shoreline was perched a small bird at rest – protected and covered by the rock surrounding it – safe from the vicious storm. 

“He will cover you with his wings; you will be safe in his care; his faithfulness will protect and defend you.” ~Psalm 91:4

Be the bird.  Blessings, Lisa

4 thoughts on “In the cleft of the rock

  1. What a beautiful story and picture of what peace looks like through God’s sheltering wings! I’ve always loved that scripture! Thanks for sharing that, Lisa.

  2. I read this story… about a year and a half ago… from the devotion book, Streams in the Desert, as my husband lay in a hospital bed. He’d just had a life altering surgery, and was battling cancer. One morning I awoke from the tiny cot they gave me to sleep at his side, and I looked out the window. I read this story, and knew the power of peace in the storm. It has remained one of my favorite stories. Oh, thank you for sharing this… I have had some beautiful memories stirred today.

    • I am so glad that it gave you those memories today…. this story has been helping me through some tough times lately also. Thank you for writing. 🙂 Lisa

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