COORIE IN

June 21st, 2013 by derekthecleric

"Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." (Psalm 91:1 NIVUK)  I cannot remember where I saw it, nor the name of the artist who painted it, but the most beautiful depiction I have ever seen of the peace of God was a picture of a seascape with huge waves crashing wildly against a rocky outcrop. At first, it appeared less like a scene of peace than I had ever witnessed. But, as I looked ever more closely at the fine detail and took my eyes off the fury of the fierce foam lashing the cliffs, I noticed a small white dove. With both wings hiding its head and beak, this vulnerable little bird nestled serenely and safely in the shadow of an overhang in the rock face. You see, the peace of God comes in the most challenging of circumstances. When life throws its worst at you, and you feel as if you will be overwhelmed by its ferocity, cry out to God for His help. My Gran used a good Scottish phrase for such a thing – "coorie in," she would say. This was an invitation to cuddle up and get closer to her, thankful for the comfort such contact brought. Today, why don’t you "coorie in" to God? He longs to reassure, console and protect you.

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