This is my first post for Five Minute Friday (on Twitter #fmfparty), hosted by Kate Montaung. This is a wonderful community who write for five minutes on the topic of the week . This week’s topic is HIDE. Here I go, five minutes, a short, meditative post!
For years, my soul often cried out “stop the world I want to get off“. Today, I seek shelter in the shadow of God’s wings, where I hide from the lure of reckless striving, materialism, hearts growing hardened, news of droughts and murders, and the horrors of ISIS.
We just can’t hold it all, we’re too small, weak, sensitive, just mere humans. Messy people in an uncertain world.
My hiding place is a safe place. Here, like King David, I find shelter from callous hearts, mouths that speak with arrogance, and from those who track me down and surround me.
I know these verses well, as I meditate on them throughout my days. The world, full of beauty, also harbors hate, harshness, and evil.
Bound by agape love in this hiding place, we’re able to be in the world, but not be of it.
In the shadow of God’s wings, we can walk through the minefields in our days, and yet be guided to still waters.
God is our hiding place, protecting us from trouble.
God, who stops the world for us, and moves mountains.