Create a Haven

Linking up today for Five Minute Friday. The word is “create” and the timer is set for 5 minutes… ready, set, go…

We watched the news last night. Horrified at the tragedy that happened in France. Horrified at the growing death count and the thought of such evil and loss of life.

I took Natalie outside after dinner. We found a feather on the ground and started to talk again about God’s creation as that has been the focus of our Summer Challenge this week. We talked about the day God created birds and fish… the days He made trees and flowers and the moon and people.

It was simple and beautiful. Still warm from the setting sun, but with the moon visible in the clear sky. We colored with chalk on the driveway and kicked a ball through the dry grass.

I think of the sorrow and the evil in this world and of my innocent little girl. I know that as she grows she will come to see and understand that this world isn’t always beautiful and happy and safe.

I wish it wasn’t that way.

But we will create a home for her that is a haven within this world. A home full of love and honesty. A home where you can be yourself, a safe place to know you will always be loved exactly as you are. A place to learn about the God who created the birds and created us. The One who holds us all in His hands, and who continues to provide and care for us always.

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PS I smiled at seeing the word “create” today as it does match so well with our theme for this week in the Family Summer Bible Challenge. We’re studying and doing activities around Creation. I’d love to invite you to join us if you haven’t already!

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