Monday, October 17, 2011

From This Place


I sit, pretending to be be far removed from distractions and responsibilities. Really, I have just placed my old plastic outdoor chair near a neglected back corner of my home. A place I have not lingered before so its seems new. From here my eyes scan acres of property, noticing and listening.

Three horses to my right stand grazing while their donkey companion plays and rolls creating a cloud of dust on the parched Texas ground.

In another pasture, my daughter's horse stands tall resting under a shade tree.

I notice the ease and grace with which these creatures move. Confident and strong they rest in who they are.

My ears tune to the birds singing a melody of praises as they celebrate.

The wind blows giving rhythm to the leaves around me.

I marvel at the variety of activity witnessed from this place.

All of creation purposefully existing at once.

Living, thriving, resting.

Knowing, accepting, being.

And I, another small part of His great design, sit writing.

I have found my place.

Give me strength, Oh my God, to live and thrive and rest...in You.

To know, accept and be who You created me to be in this place prepared for me.

Sisters and friends, I pray that you stand confident and strong, resting in the place created for you. There is a place for you. And you are not here by chance.

"My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret and intricately and curiously wrought (as if embroidered with various colors) in the depths of the earth (a region of darkness and mystery). Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days (of my life) were written before they ever took shape, when as yet there was none of them." ~Psalm 139:15-16

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Linking today with Jen at Finding Heaven.

4 friends had this to say:

Carolyn Counterman said...

Visiting from SDG. Beautiful images you bring to mind. Praying for rain on our parched Texas ground.

Heart n Soul said...

Love that thought of all of creation purposefully existing all at once. Lovely.

Alice Lynn Alfred said...

This was so lovely....what a wonderful "place," indeed! Wish I could be living inside of this post....sounds so dreamy and peaceful! Will have to suffice with the Word of God, His presence and my ugly little bedroom!!! :>)

Melanie Dorsey said...

Amen for the place of rest. I've been rushing a lot lately and am feeling the call to settle in for a rest.