Thursday, June 28, 2012

Vacation... or Refuge?

Tonight I landed in a pocket of peace.

Weary was I, bone tired, beat, drained, and what have you. I headed out to water the garden and as my whole being eased at the sound of water pouring into earth, I was tucked in. Swaddled by the evening—or rather, it’s Creator—in that moment.

It was a pocket of peace, sewn from twilight sky and stolen moment and cool breeze… and my soul quieted.

Isn’t He good? We don’t always need a vacation. Look at that word. VACATion. Vacate. We don’t always need to.

Sometimes, most of the time probably, all we need when we're weary, bone tired, drained and what have you, is to stay the course, savor those moments our Savior weaves for us—little pockets of rest along the way. I’m always surprised when they come, but what a wonderful surprise they are!
And why should I be surprised, anyhow? Why, when the Lover of our Souls who gave all for us, always provides. Always sustains. Always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."

I’ve heard it said that when you’re going about the work set before you, you can be tired in it without being tired of it.

And in those times? When there is no possible way to vacate—not even the desire to vacate, because you know you're where you’re meant to be and it’s a wonderful thing—

He is our refuge. He is our peace.

Stay the course.

For He himself is our peace…” Ephesians 2:14

“My soul finds rest in God alone;

my salvation comes from him.”

Psalm 62:1

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


I promise not to speak much today. In fact, I want to invite you to a quiet place- a quiet little corner of the clamoring world wide web, to taste and see that He is good, find refuge in Him.

To Be Still.
Awash with His peace.

Remember last week, when I couldn't figure out where the panic was? When I wondered why, when logically I should be losing it, I wasn't?

I figured it out. He whispered truth to me in a wondering moment. It's Him. It's His peace that passes understanding.

Did you catch that? Passes understanding. That's why it didn't make sense to me. Still doesn't. My life is a little upside down right now (not in a bad way), and somehow, He's covered us in peace.

Stay a minute? Listen to sweet truth, be wrapped in His peace:

"...And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7


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