Today I am sharing Day 21 of my series with the Five Minute Friday prompt “Park”. I am still two days behind but hopefully I will end October 31st with day 31. Thank you for visiting.
There is something that happens when we take a few moments to sit and be still. It hardly ever happens in my home as there is always noise of some kind swirling around me. I would much prefer to remove myself altogether and go for a walk.
I don’t know when the last time was that I stole away by myself to recharge my soul. It’s hard for me to take time out for myself and care for myself in this way. There are so many people and tasks competing for my attention. I would love to say I am filled to the brim everyday and able to give out of the overflow, but that’s not always the case.
I force myself to go outside, to walk down to the park, to sit on the bench that faces the water. And there I feel the tension leave my shoulders. I feel myself relax as I listen to the birds chirping and the watch the ducks interact on the pond. I slip off my sandals and I bury my toes in the grass. I lay my head back and I catch the warmth of the sun against my skin.
And then it happens, while I sit alone on the bench in the park. I feel the walls come down and I know that it’s just me and Him now. I feel Him scoop me up as I begin to cry and release the tension of my life. I cry out to Him to be near, but He’s already here, parked on the bench beside me. I allow Him to comfort me, my heart so in need of His embrace.I cry out to Him to be near, but He's already here, parked on the bench beside me. #write31days… Click To Tweet
I will go often to that place in the park, to the wooden bench that faces the water. I know that He will meet me there, in a special way, parked beside me on the bench.
And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.
151. Shopping date with my daughter.
152. New books in the mail.
153. My patient and loving husband.
154. Hearing reports of God’s healing power.
155. Entering His Gates with Thanksgiving in my heart.
156. Freshly washed sheets.
157. My song writing son who will release an EP soon.
158. Celebrating my nephew and his fiance at their engagement party.
159. The ability to say “no” to dessert.
160. Reminders of His love.
How about you? Do you have a special place where you love to go to meet with God?
This post is part of a 31 Day series entitled Embrace, where I will be sharing images, quotes and words that I hope will stir your soul. You can find each post in this series here. Together, let’s embrace every day and the beauty that each one holds.
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