Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S Is For Sanctuary: A To Z Challenge


Where is your sanctuary?  Surely you have one.  A place that is safe, secure, and sacred.  A place you go when you desire to find your inner peace or celebrate or feel gratitude.

Since I asked you, it's only fair that I share my own.  When I was a little girl the only time I heard the word "sanctuary" was at church.  It was the biggest place in the church and had an altar, center aisle, a lot of windows, a place for the choir, and a place for the preacher to stand.  I knew I wasn't supposed to play in there.  There was a gold painted sentence up front that said, "Be still and know that I am God".  That's what I thought it meant as a child...be still, don't wiggle, don't talk, and don't laugh.

But back then, I saw as a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.  I saw through the glass dimly.  Yes, that is 1 Corinthians 13.

Now I know my sanctuary does not have to be about place, although it might be.  It can be anywhere that opens my heart to peace.  A place that morphs that stillness we associate with peace into unbounded joy and depth of feeling that moves in us.

A "place", be it a church, your back porch, the sea shore, the 

mountains, a lake, a rocking chair, or a hospital.  It doesn't really 

matter what leads you to your God.



Creating Life Beautifully - A to Z Challenge

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