Peace In Turbulence
On Sundays in the springtime, I often detour on the way home to a spot on a bluff overlooking a mini-rapids on the river. I get out of my car and wander up and down the small driveway just off the road.
Around the rocks, the swirling eddies bring up the white foam before the water charges downstream. Gushes and waves bring the sound of surf to my ears. The breeze soughs in the trees and grasses wave gently. There is nothing like a deep breath of river air, either.
When turbulence rushes through my soul, the river brings peace, even in its hurry.
Moseying along further down the river road is a lovely place to wander along the river’s edge. As a native Spokanite, I remember playing in the woods among all the wild sunflowers that grew on the forest floor.
Most of these have disappeared these days, due to development and burgeoning population, but here they are. Nostalgia.
God always knows what we need. My friend Gail also stops on her way home from church to spend time at the river. Sometimes we surprise each other by arriving at the same time. This day, we found each other at the path instead of on the bluff.
What fun! An impromptu walk in the woods, by our favorite river together, enjoying the soft sunshine and spring warmth together.
Onward and Downstream
The day’s tasks and activities call. We both must go, but we take the peace in our hearts with us that God provided in this brief time out.
Thank You, Prince of Peace.
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” John 14:27.