Safe Where I Belong
by PeggySue Wells
One day, I played outdoors with my two-year-old grandson. When a noise caught his attention, he turned toward the street.
“Get back here,” I called. “Think about what you’ve done, and how you will fix it!”
Are you scandalized by my response? Understandable. But how often do we think God responds to our choices and messes in this angry fashion?
Of course, I did not speak those soul-wounding words.
I came alongside. “Let’s go where you are safe.” He turned into my arms and I carried him to the protected yard where we laughed and played.
Like me, have you ever wandered off, stomped off in anger, drifted away in heartbreak, and become lost from relationship with God? When I’ve made a mess of my life, my relationships, and with God, there is no way I can find my way back on track to God.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us,” says Romans 5:8. Like my grandson, who simply turned into my hug, I repent by turning into God’s embrace. Immediately, I receive God’s grace, security, and unconditional love. Like a child who knows he is loved by the important people in his life, I rest in the assurance I am safe in His arms where I belong. For eternity.
History buff and island votary, PeggySue Wells is the best-selling author of 29 books including Chasing Sunrise and Homeless for the Holidays.