May 11, 2019
May 11, 2019
My nephew tried tee-ball this year. For the most part, it’s watching kids playing with the grass in the outfield and cheer, no matter the team when someone gets a solid hit. But for one brief moment, there was excitement for both a player and the ball were heading home at the same time. And when the umpire yelled “Safe” we all jumped up and down.
There’s something to being safe that reaches a deep part of our innermost being. All three of today’s passages touch on that feeling of safety. Psalm 23 speaks of green pastures and still waters. Ezekiel 28 talks about living in safety and building homes and planting vineyards. Luke 12 talks about God’s good pleasure to welcome us into the Kingdom of God.
Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself, may you know that God’s heart is that you know and feel and experience God’s safety.
QUESTIONS FOR THE FIELD
- There are several images in today’s passages about feeling safe. What images come to mind for you?
- Where in your life do you need to experience God’s protection?
FAMILY FIELD TALK
- Tell about a time you felt safe/secure.
- If you’re feeling scared or anxious what activities help you feel peaceful?
God, your word reveals that it is your good please to give to all of us your kingdom. May my eyes be open to the Kingdom of God bursting forth all around me. Amen.