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There is a Haven



It’s Friday! Time to link up with Kate Motaung for the five minute writing challenge. Write for 5 minutes unedited on a specified topic.  [OK .. I do edit .. I just don’t think fast enough .. or type fast enough. But I’m making progress.]

This week’s topic … HAVEN


It rained yesterday.

Dark billows covered the sun and dropped water heavy from the sky  and then more before the wipers could clear our windshield. Lightning flashed around us like paparazzi while thunder shook the windows.

We pulled into a parking space and waited for the storm to subside and then stepped out into pools of rushing, swirling water looking for already full drains. The rain fell on our faces as we rushed to a safe  and dry place. We shook our heads and wiped our arms of excess water and found a place to sit and rest.

In Savannah, this is a normal summer afternoon experience.

And isn’t it also for our lives?  Daily trials present themselves, stresses at work, disputes with neighbors, disagreements at home, laundry piling up, bills to pay, and possibly illness. And we haven’t even turned on the news yet. Sometimes we see the storm building; other times, it catches us off guard.


All we really want is a place to escape. A place of quietude and rest with no interruptions.  

There’s good news, my friend. There is such a haven.

It’s in Jesus Christ the Lord. He’s the only only who can calm the storms around us and the storms within. We just have to receive Him. He’s been there, done that. Let Him calm your storm.

The most precious time for me is those few minutes spent with Him sometime during the day. You might think there is no time for that, but I promise you, if you give Christ the first few minutes of Your day, He will bless the rest of it.

Take him along with you, read some scripture while you wait for your lunch or picking up your child from school. [I like the Psalms. One of my favorites is Psalm 34]

Find that haven by going to God and giving Him your heart aches.

Breathe in His presence.

Be Refreshed.

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