In Returning and Rest

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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer

Have you ever discovered a pathway that looks like the road home? Even if you never walked it and never lived there?

It invites you.

That’s how I felt when I first saw this path through an autumn wood. Unknown to me, it beckoned, as if it led to a perfect place where I’d want to stay forever.

What is it about these forested lanes and winding trails that draw us as if to what our hearts might call “the way home”?

“Home” means different things to different people.

For some, it’s not such a positive place and they never want to go back. For other’s it’s an environment they never want to leave.

And for others still, home is not a place but a person.

I think that’s what God was telling His wayward people through the prophet Isaiah:

“In returning and rest you shall be saved;
In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”

By returning to Him, they would find what they lacked.

When I need rest and quietness and confidence, I return to Him, my “first love” (Rev. 2:4). 

I can truly rest only in His presence, when I lay aside what troubles me and focus my attention on Him.

And it helps when I discover a lovely path like the one pictured above, where I can “go home” to Him and spend time listening and letting go.

May you find such a place this fall as nature puts on her finery and invites you to walk the pathway home.



ALT="An Improper Proposal"


All she’d ever wanted was a real home.  ~An Improper Proposal







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