I was moved this weekend when I witnessed a countless stream of people move into their places on the Gulf Coast Beach. Hands extended and clasped these folks had gathered to pray and ask God to do what BP, and the Government have yet to do, stop and correct the environmental disaster that is corrupting a great part of God’s beautiful creation.
I agree with Mark Batterson who noted in his book, Wild Goose Chase, “that we understimate the interconnection between geography and spirituality”. God has blessed us with the invitation, no make that the command, to sabbath. To have a place we retreat to and simply cease work. To let God speak, to heal, to redeem. A place of grace where we slow down and discover again what normal tastes like. To live in the embrace of a loving and patient Father, who has given us this promise as a living reality if we will only receive it, “God will keep in perfect peace he/she whose heart is stayed upon Him…” (Isaiah 26:3, SWV).
Today I commend unto you perfect peace, taste and see that the Lord is good!