As I sat by the “waters edge” listening to the seagulls with the sun upon my face I felt the smile of God warming my heart. The water tossed back and forth returning to its place again in constant motion, it’s rhythm in perfect peace. The grace of the seagulls in flight, the white of their feathers in crisp contrast to the blue of the water. All in all it was a moment that refreshed the soul bringing a calm that set this place apart from the chaotic world just beyond the waters edge. In reflection I thought about the God who created such a place, a God who considered the soul of man knowing the chaos that would overtake us round about and making provisions for those special places where we could seek refuge. Who is man that God would consider us so?
“What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man that thou visitest him? ” Psalm 8:4
In his divine nature he established places of refuge for man among a world of turmoil. God is our refuge, He is our place of solace. In times when our soul becomes overwhelmed we have a place where we can go, a place where we can pour out our heart before Him.
“Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.” Psalm 62: 8
In those moments when we find our quiet place with God, we can find rest that will renew our spirit with a new sense of purpose and strength.
Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.” Psalm 107:30
The whole Earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth in singing.” Isaiah 14:7
Take a moment today to pause beside the “Waters Edge”, take solace in the words of God, seek refuge in him and find the quiet in the midst of the chaos of this world.