Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Run.
Run – I would define the word as to move faster than walking; to move quickly.
A runner I am not but we do run at various times in life …
We would run from someone, or an animal, attempting to bring harm. We run from anything dangerous like a fire.
We also run to help a loved one or a friend in need. We run to the hospital in the wee hours of the night, or as the sun was just coming up.
We run to catch a bus or a train to get to work or school on time. We run to all sorts of appointments. We run to the bank so as to pay bills on time.
We run from and we run to, and typing those very words brings this verse to mind:
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and is safe.” (Proverbs 18:10, NASB)
The verse reminds me of quotes scribbled down in moments on needed encouragement:
“When you run alone, it is called a race. And when God runs with you, it’s called grace! (source unknown)
“God is a place of safety you can run to, but it helps if you are running to Him on a daily basis so that you are in familiar territory.”
The Lord is our place of safety.
He is the One we can run to
in any situation,
in any place,
at any time.