“Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story…” Psalm 107:2

Well…it was a few weeks ago now and Dan and I went for a walk near the river and past some houses I had never seen before. In amongst some mini mansions was a beautiful run down house with huge trees in the garden, a broken down fence, peeling paint – a house that could tell a story of people, children, babies…lives lived within its four walls. On the fence of the house was an old sign the simply said, “HAVEN”. 

It reminded me of how amongst all that happens in life…the storms, the sunlight, the parties, the funerals…I have a HAVEN. This HAVEN isn’t found in a house (although your house can be a haven of rest and joy)… this HAVEN isn’t found in an idyllic beach somewhere… but this HAVEN is found alone in resting in God. His infinite, boundless love…His joy…in Him alone.

I’m thankful for His peace amongst the storms of life.
I’m thankful that my life is in His loving care.
I’m thankful that He is my loving God who takes my little ones into His care.

“They cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and He guided them to their desired HAVEN.”
Psalm 107:28-30

My HAVEN is in Him.

Love Martine


  1. says

    That’s lovely. It reminds me of a painting I did in highschool – back when I was a Christian but not yet born again. It was a painting of a beautiful paradise in the middle of a city. Later on I came to find out that New York city contains such a garden….a haven for New Yorkers. Sadly my painting got thrown away by the school but you have inspired me to repaint it.

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