Yesterday, I startled a sweet little bird as I took my Nordic poles out for a spin. Like the giant to Jack, I must have appeared a formidable threat.
Before those of you who have met me laugh too hard at that thought, I don’t mention it because of what I did, but rather what the bird did that split second after encountering me.
Along the boundary lines of this property is a hedge.
That wee bird headed for its entrance point in that hedge so quickly, I almost missed it.
An entrance way now made visible from all the traffic made by this tiny bird.
When trouble comes and appears like a giant above us, we too have a hedge we can run to for safety & protection.
He is our Stronghold, our restful hiding place. In His Presence giants shrink to their proper size when aligned with His grandeur & majesty.
The truth is? Like that bird, we can be easily startled by anything coming our way.
We don’t have to remain that way.
Today, join me in hiding away in His embrace. Jesus made the pathway known back to our true Home.
It’s up to us to choose where we want to live.
Because our bodies are just the outer shell for the eternal spirit within.
We can choose where our spirit will live. In the shadow of giants or in the shadow of His Presence.
I can assure you, no giant will appear to be larger than God when you begin to measure it against the God of the universe.
Cancer, debt, mental illness, abandonment, infidelity, loss?
God is bigger.
Cheering you on.
Loving up on you.
Your safe place for all the emotions swirling within.
You can stay living in the land of giants, fearfully always looking over your shoulder….or staying close to Him throughout your day. Knowing with a plea or thought, He will remind you He is with you in less than a split second.
We can fly in His Presence.
We need to remember when the giant’s shadows begin to appear…..
Our hiding place is His embrace, always and forever.
Like that bird, may we fly into His stronghold at the first sign of trouble, and live secure knowing He is all we need for all we face.