Sunday, June 06, 2010

Simply Sunday: A Safe Place

Miss Kitty loves to go outside, but she's careful to keep an eye open for scary stuff. For she's a timid little thing, and although she's not as shy as she once was, I've noticed she still appears to be more at ease exploring the 'great outdoors' when she knows the door stays open.

She'll often come back from her garden snooping to sniff the door, as if to ensure that it's still open. When I ask if she wants to go inside, Oh no, we're just checking that there's still a safe place to run into should it be necessary. Then she wanders back out.

It got me thinking, sometimes God calls us to come out of our familiar spots into a place that isn't always comfortable for us. We may step out, one toe at a time. And, we tend to keep a watchful eye on the door, in case 'there be dragons out there'.

I think the Psalmist must have felt that way sometimes, because he sure journaled a lot about it. If you read through the Book of Psalms, it is full of reminders to himself that he knows there is a safe place for him to run into.

A snippet from the Psalmist's journal: The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into him and are safe. Psalm 18:10

It might give us the courage to step out into the unknown if we remember that God always leaves the door open for us and we can run back to Him anytime we feel the heat of dragon fire.

May you find that safe place today. Wishing you peace!



  1. interesting post. I always feel peace and safe in church buildings and especially our temples then of course in my own home and neighborhood community.

  2. I enjoyed reading your post. Almost like a parable

  3. I enjoyed reading your post. Almost like a parable

  4. Oh I am thoroughly convinced that you're a candidate for reading The Little White Horse and most especially after reading this post. It's a quick read and a fun one and a thought-provoking one. All adults need a fairy tale backed with the great truths, don'tcha think?

  5. Love it that Miss Kitty comes back to the door to check... on the continuation of a safe place to run to.

    Her coloring is like a long ago beloved cat of ours, Clara.


  6. Good words of encouragement. This is something God has been working on in my life - stepping out into the unknown. Have a great deay.

  7. I love Miss Kitty and her sweet ways, which remind me of myself at times.

    We all need that place of safety. I'm so thankful to the Lord for the security He offers.

  8. Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments! They were purr-fect.

    Vee, thanks for the tip about that book. I just checked online at my library and they don't have it. I'll have to check further afield. I'm intrigued.


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