Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct.
Even the ardent love of liberty will, after a time, give way to its dictates.
(a squadron of brown pelicans skirt the surf / Rosemary Beach / Julie Cook / 2017)
As the birds of similar feathers tend to flock together…
dare we assume that the perception of safety is therefore found in numbers?
Venturing even a bit further…
it appears we often equate this said numerical safety with a perceived
sense of security.
As we gather likeminded, following blindly,
snuggled warm within the bosom of both kith and kin…
we surge en masse, with a liberating notion of freedom,
found only in the security of our assumptions.
While we see those wrapped within their holy writ…
brandishing a label oft worn so comfortably and smugly…
with that label acting as a false badge of complacency.
Remember ye oh so comfortable ones,
you who move to the sounds of contrived safety…
The command was to go…
Venturing forth boldly in the freedom found only in the one pure Truth…
When and where there is no guarantee of welcome…
nor of acceptance
or of security
or of safety
or of success
Not going to the confines of the people and places where that which is safe and secure..
Not to where open arms are found holding tightly to the covey of likeminded numbers…
Not to the places that are necessarily across treacherous seas nor over impassable mountains…
but rather going to those places merely across the street or even across the room.
Go, and go most oft alone,
where there is neither promise of complacent security nor safety…
Go where there may not be found a warm embrace or a welcomed chair…
But rather go to Him and Him alone….
For it is only in Him that your true rest will be finally found…
Only in Him will there be eternal safety and security…
no breeches in the walls,
no holes in the nets….
For in Him, and Him alone, is your portion and your all.
Found only in the number of One…
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved,
but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
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Yes, it is so true that our only true rest is found in our Lord God! May you experience this true rest as you refresh yourself at Rosemary Beach Julie!
Already home Lynda- it was just a quick weekend getaway 😑
Sorry it was so short but I guess a weekend getaway is better than no getaway!
You got that right!!!! 😎
All I can say is WOW!
thank you my friend 🙂
❤️the rest replenished you❤️
Although it was short- even a small diversion can be healthy 🙃🤗