I remember growing up..as you do in the country..and having a sleep-over at a friend’s house. She had an apple orchard. We played ‘kick the can’ in the dark with flashlights.
I loved it.
Almost as much as I loved Capture the Flag a night.
I’ve recently re-remembered why I LOVE having a bit of time in the morning with a cup of tea and my online bible.
It actually made me think A LOT about my relationship with God. I don’t know if there’s a right or wrong way to engage with God, because frankly it’s your relationship and your faith and your journey. But for some reason the above verse shocked me.
I can actually run to God when I’m scared? Hide in his grace?
I don’t know if I’ve ever thought that I could hide in my faith if I needed to. Instead, I’ve always hid in the idea of food, or perfectionism, or making food, or withdrawing from socialising or making huge plans for weight loss/exercise, or being critical of those whom I love. When I felt scared I pushed back and/or want to be perfect.
I’ve never hid in my faith.
It’s an element of my relationship with God that I will now explore. There has to be a lot of grace in knowing that in the middle of an apple orchard, at dusk, God can be the tree to save you from being found..if that’s what you’re needing.
So that at some point you can find the courage to run out and kick the can…