A Secret Little Spot

Up the hill and off towards the road stands this beautiful old tree. It's my favorite tree on the entire property. It has a lovely secret that you can't see from anywhere, at least not until you're right upon it.

The entire base of the tree is hollow. Not being a tree expert, I don't know if it grew that way, became hollowed out over time or was cleared out by animals or bugs. All I know is that it now has this special trait that separates it from all the other trees in the woods.

You can tell when you get close that it has been home to many generations of ... something. It's fun to think about lots of babies being born in that tree, it being used as a safe haven from predators and a lovely place for a summer's afternoon nap.

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Psalm 91:1-4

There is a secret place that is even more special than this tree. It's in the presence of the Lord, and not everyone has trusted that it's there. That's what makes it a secret for those of us who have been there.

There's a feeling of safety in the shadow of God, when we're resting in the refuge and fortress of the Almighty. It's a place to be separated, quiet and covered - protected from the noise of the day. The Lord offers His love and peace while He's keeping up the defenses.

Have you found your secret place yet? Is there somewhere God has given you to be a secret place of refuge? Has He given you a spot of total peace and comfort? Have you been there lately?

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