Back again on a Saturday to complete a Five Minute Friday. I don’t like being late to the party, but I am grateful to be a part of it. If you want to learn about today’s word and Five Minute Friday in general follow the link here.
The word prompt for this week’s Five Minute Friday is Place
Wow. I have never really thought that a word like Place would stump me for a bit but it has. I think my mind is just being filled lately with songs and jingles. The old Michael W Smith song “Place in this World” has reverberated in my mind. Specifically these words:
If there are millions
Down on their knees
Among the many
Can you still hear me?
My family and I are living in a camp right now. You have to drive up a lot of winding roads through forests and farms to get there and through the woods to find it. It is so woodsy that dear waltz on through the backyard as does a family of 14 wild turkeys (that makes for an interesting sight!). Its so woodsy that strange little mushrooms bob up from all kinds of places and mossy fairy homes seem to abound. Okay maybe they aren’t fairy homes, but they look like it.
From the road, you can’t see our current home. Our place in the woods. There are two trails to it. One goes in and one goes out. You can see the one that leads out fairly well IF you are looking for it. The one that goes in is not one you will find unless you look and look hard. At least until you live there. You don’t have to look as hard then, but you do have to pay attention.
In this place so out in the middle of nowhere, I have actually found myself drawing closer and closer to God. Though it takes a map to find us (GPS may or may not work) I am comforted that my Father in Heaven knows exactly where I am. He doesn’t have to hunt for me. He doesn’t have to look for me. Though I am confident if He did need to hunt for me, He would. I know He sees me.
Ahhh so glad I had a chance to come and write today. I look forward to this chance to just go and then rest in the words of so many wonderful people. Go check out Five Minute Friday here!