Tuesday, 7 July 2015

On finding a fortress

I walked up Reigate Hill last week.
Nothing unusual there.
But since Daisy joined our family I've been exploring.
Taking different paths.
Places she can run.

Last week I stopped at Reigate Fort.
It was used during the wars.
Now it's a great place for children to play.
Some of the old buildings are still there.
And there's a big grassy area that's perfect for dogs to run.

The sign said that it was a place where the troops would stop for a while.
Just long enough for them to replenish their supplies.
Weapons
Clothing
Food.
A place for restoration
Albeit brief.

These days are days of change for many.
So much to do and so little time.
But I'm reminded that Father God is our fortress.
Our refuge
Our place of safety.

Wherever we are
Wherever we go
He provides a place on our road.
Our fortress.
A place to breathe.

Take a moment now to fill your lungs with life-giving oxygen.
He is here.
He provides.
He loves.

"I pray you'll be our eyes
And watch us where we go.
And help us to be wise
In times when we don't know.
Let this be our prayer, when we lose our way...
Lead us to the place
Guide us with your grace
To a place where we'll be safe."

(The Prayer)

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