value and cost.
Did you ever consider that that formula also applies in other areas
of our life?
Could we understand peace if we never felt conflict?
Could we appreciate safety if we never felt fear?
Conflicting emotions fill my heart, when I look at the above photo
my husband took recently as he stood
near the top of Hope Mountain.
This little vulnerable pond, could so easily spill over
the sharp embankment threatening
to send it over the edge to the valley far below.
All it would take would be a slight crumbling
of the precipice's rim.
Yet, look how securely it nestles
into the spoon shape hollow it fills.
It seems oblivious to its precarious position.
I thought of how God holds us in the hollow of His hand,
even though the fears and evils of this world
lurk just at our life's edge .
We too can nestle, trusting Him with hope in our hearts - His love keeping us unafraid
in the midst of a frightening world around us.
Let these words speak reassurance to you today....
"He sets on high those who are lowly,
And those who mourn are lifted to safety."