It’s Saturday. Time for Five Minute Friday.
Under Kate Motaung’s direction (http://katemotaung.com/2016/06/02/five-minute-friday-haven/), a hundred or so bloggers rally around a themed word and, well, write for five minutes. No rules. No backtracks. Nothing profound. Not perfect. Just five minutes of writing, letting the Spirit move you.
Our word this week is HAVEN.
As believers, we know our haven is in the arms of our Savior. It’s our safe spot. It’s our quiet place.
The bigger question is where do we find this rest, this peace. Some find the solace on a trek through the woods. Or at a mountain retreat. Or just a day by themselves in retrospection.
As you know from previous posts, I find mine at the ocean’s edge. That’s where I go to get centered. That’s where I go to reflect. That’s where I feel the arms of Jesus around me — whatever my circumstances are at the time. I’m drawn to the surf when I’m down. I’m at peace listening to the gentle waves when I’m happy. I feel my rage ebb away when I witness the roar of the waves crashing against a pier or rocks.
It doesn’t matter what ocean, although I’ve only seen the Atlantic in its calmness and fury from Florida to Maine, albeit mostly in New Jersey.
Water, in fact, has that calming … STOP
… effect for me. I think it’s because of its predictable unpredictability. Water levels rise or fall … waves roll or thunder in. The boundaries are set by a Higher Power. And that, my friends, reminds me how dependent I am on that Higher Power.
Where is your haven?
Don’t forget to check out Kate’s spot for other takes on the word. And don’t be afraid to contribute your two cents worth as well. The beauty of this exercise is the shared experience!
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: The length of a marriage is inversely proportional to the amount of money spent on the wedding.