On the Sunnyside

Refuge

A large evergreen tree stands not far from our home. We can watch the antics of birds on that tree from our kitchen window. Often several birds sit near the very tips of the tree to scout out the scenery or look for enemies. Sometimes there is a whole flock of birds in or on the tree having an exuberant choir practice. Sometimes I see a small bird in full flight dive into the depths of the tree. Why would the bird do that? Could it be simply overjoyed to come home? Could it be that a hawk is chasing it and it is frantic about finding a safe place?

We experience the same range of emotions in our life. Sometimes we wonder at the beauty around us, sometimes there is joyful celebration, sometimes overwhelming disappointment,  sometimes a dash for safety. At such times we can rely on the One who really cares about us. As the psalmist put it: “Trust in him at all times, O people, pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.” Ps.62:8

Keeping on the sunnyside,

henry-weibe4Henry Wiebe

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