“…under the shadow of your wings will I take refuge until this time of trouble has gone by.” Psalm 57:1
A refuge, a shadow, wings, trouble. Words to which we all can relate. A vision of a mother hen gathering her chicks from the storm. A refuge in the midst of a thunderstorm of quiet and safety. This time in our lives that seems to bring unending trouble to millions. This happens to be one of my favorite verses in the Psalms. I have a drawing given me from a friend with this verse and keep it in my prayer room at my office. It not only gives comfort, it offers a space of safety from the terrors that can easily overwhelm.
I find a refuge in quiet, in lighting a candle and entering into meditation. Seeking God in the center of my heart, seeking refuge from the day or the night. A refuge is not a place of busyness nor a place of noise. It is a place of peace, of slowing the breath down, entering into that refuge gratefully.
I need that refuge daily; may we all.