I grew up in a time when kids played outside. Yes, it was before video games. One of our favorite games was hide and seek. I distinctly remember trying to “seek” all my friends who had tried to find the perfect place to hide. It was a wonderful time of innocence and fun.
What I have discovered is that a lot of adults have their own version of hide and seek, but it’s nowhere near as innocent as the game we played as children. So many people I have spoken with recently are trying to hide from the problems of this world in all the wrong ways. They seek solace from alcohol, other people, drugs and a variety of other things that don’t offer a lasting solution.
I point no fingers because many years ago I was a young adult playing my own game of hide and seek. It was at that time that the Lord gave me a song that opened my eyes to the truth that He is the best place to hide and the only One we need to seek.
I’ve never shared this song with anyone because it was something special just between me and God. Lately, I’ve realized that others may benefit from the simple truth He gave me so the lyrics to the song are below. I pray they will encourage anyone who has been playing hide and seek the wrong way.
YOU are my hiding place
YOU are my soul’s embrace
I look to YOU and I find rest
YOU are my Prince of Peace
YOU are my sweet relief
In YOU I find all that is best
YOU are my heart’s one true reward
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Every once in a while something happens that is so good it’s almost beyond description. You just want to tell the whole world about it. Unfortunately, not everyone is interested in listening. I can’t keep it in so I will write and hope that someone is blessed when they read what is in my heart.
I very recently returned from a trip to the Holy Land. I can’t seem to find a superlative that accurately describes my experience there. It was beyond amazing, beyond wonderful, beyond joyful, and yet, that still doesn’t sum it up. If you’re open to it, Israel weaves itself into the very fabric of your soul.
I took many pictures, but no picture can portray the impact this journey had on my life. Pictures don’t do it justice and words seem inadequate. Each separate experience was a treasure to be uncovered. Feeling the sweet touch of His presence as the wind blew on the Sea of Galilee, hearing the sound of beauty as we prayed in the Upper Room, the calm delight that settled in my heart as I entered the empty Garden tomb and the joy of laughter with new friends. Each of these moments has become as indelible as a tattoo on my heart.
You know my love for travel if you’ve read many of my blogs. I enjoy myself any time I get to take a trip, but when God gets involved the trip evolves into a journey that changes your life forever. The Lord made it abundantly clear that my entire time in Israel was a gift from Him to me. It was as if He unfolded layers of blessings before me each day. It would take hours to detail the large and small ways He found to remind me of His great love over and again. When God gives a gift it is like no other gift you’ve ever received and the desire to tell others about the wonder of it all is overwhelming!
Interestingly enough, I have received more compliments in the last 10 days than I have in the last two years of my life (no exaggeration). Everyone wants to know what I have done to change my physical appearance when in fact; I haven’t changed it at all. The difference is on the inside. I will never be the same and I couldn’t be more grateful!
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