Tag Archives: safety

To Be: Royalty

beatitude: royalty

Inside their ship barn, safe from the threatening forest fire, Moose almost didn’t hear the neighbors’ jeers as he tasted the fresh tomato pizza June had baked.

“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:10 KJV

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Prism Promises: Justice

darkest hour

The ship barn, crafted of redwood and ironbark, survived the flames. Moose opened the barn window to see a blackened world of destroyed crops and homes.

“And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.”
Genesis 7:23 KJV

Prism Promises: Mercy

animal parade

As smoke from a nearby forest fire filled the air one morning, neighbors laughed it away as just another foggy day. They scoffed at Moose and June’s invitations to join them inside the shelter. Watching forest animals stroll into the ship barn made for a great punch line.

“And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.”
Genesis 7:1 KJV

Peach Pits

creamed

“Bully Fred twisted Jenny’s nickname into taunts, such as ‘Creamed Corn’ and ‘Creamed Cobbler’. One day, he put a rotten peach in her lunch pail. Several times he pelted her and her friends with peach pits on the way home from school.”

“And I said unto them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun be hot; and while they stand by, let them shut the doors, and bar them: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, and every one to be over against his house.”
Nehemiah 7:3 KJV

Safe Sheep

comforts of home

Although it would take some time for the sailors to find a new fishing vessel, they immediately experienced the comforts of home through the Agate Beach community.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.”
John 10:27-29 KJV

Trail Trust

Eagle scout

On the trail to Orchard Valley, as Susanna saw God’s hand in nature, her fear and sorrow began to slip away. Having Sam along as trail guide made for one less worry about her future.

“The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.”
Ruth 2:12 KJV

Taking the Lead

filly lead training

With Montana’s help, Susanna taught Blue Star to respond to pressure, respect personal space and follow movement instructions. She rewarded Blue Star with a favorite: apple slices.

“Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.”
Psalm 27:11 KJV

Refuge

courage renewed

Rescue and reward.

“And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father’s household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.”
Joshua 6:25 KJV

Priceless Possession

fort refuge

Escaping the lariat.

“Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;

Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:

But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.”
Numbers 14:22-24 KJV