Week 26

Week 26 Like a child 

I attended a lovely retreat in Wisconsin this past week. On day 1 we each received a unique ‘journey’ picture. Photos taken by a couple of talented photographers on the team, these pictures were to be taken into our quiet time with the Lord so he could share personal messages with each of us over the course of the week. I got this beautiful picture of a fawn under a picnic table. 
Deb, the photographer shared how she caught the pic under a picnic table and how peacefully the little deer posed for the shot.

As I looked at that precious animal I asked myself some questions: Where is its mother? Why isn’t it running away? How does it even know to look at the camera?

Then the Lord shared these keywords: vulnerable, trusting, unsteady, resting, seeing, hearing, alone, childlike.

I choose to put it with this verse because I feel a sense of trust in this little vulnerable creature. Though its limbs wobble and cannot flee, it sits at rest without fear, as if it trusts that it is safe. Those large black eyes and alert ears consider the danger, but see something else in Deb, something beyond its natural understanding. Something innocent that draws the fawn into its own calling as an object lesson for me.

Oh that I can see the Truth in my hostile or scary surroundings and rest fearlessly as a child in His arms.

Proverbs 3:5-6   Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Photo credit to Deb Jelinek

1 thought on “Week 26

  1. You bring this hymn to my mind, especially the last verse …

    What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms;
    What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms.
    Refrain:
    Leaning, leaning,
    Safe and secure from all alarms;
    Leaning, leaning,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms.
    Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms;
    Oh, how bright the path grows from day to day,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms.
    What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms?
    I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
    Leaning on the everlasting arms.

    Thank you for your message. Let it be heard from the mountain tops by anyone who seeks the assurance that only God can give.

    I am now following your blog. If you would, look at and consider following my blog where I would be honored to see you engage. You might appreciate this post for starters, as it somewhat applicable to this topic … https://jeffulrichlegaciesblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/god-is-my-hope-in-personal-apocalypse/

    Many blessings to you and your ministry.

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