Our Only Refuge

REFUGE. A safe place you run to for protection, comfort, to escape trouble.

What is your refuge?

We each have our go-to’s. A friend, work, media, our home, a role or position (whether as a mom, ministry, or work related), exercise, coffee, … sugar! While these are good gifts to enjoy, they all fail us. God is our only reliable refuge.

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Consider the birds

Out of the corner of my eye, I became aware of a flock of black birds flitting outside our back windows.  A large number of birds flew together searching for food.  It’s winter.  Cold.  Rather barren.  And in the midst of these realities, God provides food for the birds in the form of small fruit on our tree.  This makes me think of Jesus’ words:

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A Handful with Quietness

“Better is a handful with quietness…” caught my heart as I read Ecclesiastes.  It speaks of contentedness, of saying “enough.”  One hand is full, while there is still the reality of another hand that is empty.  But the focus is on the “handful.”  And by saying “enough” comes the gift of quietness and contentedness.

“Better is a handful of quietness, than two hands full of toil and striving after the wind.” ~Ecclesiastes 4:6 (ESV)

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