I am in danger nowhere in the world.
Your son is safe wherever he may be, for You are there with him. He need but call upon Your Name, and he will recollect his safety and You Love, for they are one. How can he fear or doubt or fail to know he cannot suffer, be endangered, or experience unhappiness, when he belong to You, beloved and loving, in the safety of Your Fatherly embrace.
And there we are in truth. No storms can come into the hallowed haven of our home. In God we are secure. For what can come to threaten God Himself, or make afraid what will forever be a part of Him?
I got the answer to the emotional upheaval of yesterday at 10.30 a.m. today. I woke up, completely myself, no evidence of the distress of yesterday, but a great urge to clean. As I was looking around, very satisfied with my efforts, a friend that I’ve not seen for a few months called. I asked how her day was yesterday, and she dissolved in to floods of tears. She described completely the emotions I’d experienced yesterday, she used the same words I’d used to my friend to describe how I’d been feeling, and had highlighted the same reasons for feeling overwhelmed. The only difference was that the extent of her issues was truly overwhelming for her, whereas mind had not been. Interestingly, she’d been on my mind for the day, and I called her three times without any response. For me it was further evidence of the connection we have across time and space. Confirmation that we are all one, connected my an invisible force that, if understood my more people would stop us acting in any way that could possible harm another.
I’m glad I had the answer so soon, as I was able to attend the Writers Without Borders meeting with a spring in my step, which was still there when I attended the Gabbidon Brothers showcase evening at the Harriet Tubman Development Centre, where I had the opportunity to perform a couple of poems and perform my first public reading from Betrayed. Both were well received, and the evening went on to be an exciting mix of poetry and music. Not to mention the gorgeous food.