In the cleft of the rock

 

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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

Hiding Baby

Our dog Finnegan has a baby.  A little raccoon toy that he has loved since he first came to our home at 7 weeks old.  He loves to cuddle with it, and when he’s not with Baby, he feels compelled to hide him in a safe location until Finnegan decide to play with him again.  He’ll walk around and around the house, carrying Baby in his mouth, looking for just the perfect spot.

Here’s where I found Baby yesterday.

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And here’s Finnegan, on the opposite couch, resting but still close by.

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It reminds me of a verse in the Bible which has really comforted me lately.  “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge.” ~Psalm 91:4

Hidden, safe, protected, always watched over by my Father in heaven.  Blessings, Lisa

Inside the Castle Walls

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We all crave safety and security.  Some of us are more adventurous than others, but no matter what adventure you may take, it sure is nice to be snug inside the place you call home with a nice warm cup of tea in your hands.  Through the ages of time on this planet called Earth, people have come up with all kinds of ways to feel safe….castles, walls, ring forts, round towers, weapons, tunnels.  But there is an amazing secret, yet not secret, protection plan that never will fail.  Yes, you may get hurt sometimes, you may have pain or sickness, but nothing will happen to you that does not strengthen you and make you better.  Want to know?

Jesus.  “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.”  Nahum 1:7

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”  Psalm 34:19

“Do not be afraid.  Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today….The Lord shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”  Exodus 14:13-14

And you will be safe within his castle walls, forever.  Blessings, Lisa