A Quiet Place

I could show you shaky snapshots of palaces, parliament, Westminster and such. These photos were taken from the windy, wet top of a bright red double-decker bus. I stood up, braced my legs and aimed my cell phone camera. The bus careened around narrow curves of London.

Cell phone clicking, I tried to avoid masses of tourists craning cameras for similar shots.

I got plenty of shots (mostly blurred by construction girders and power lines.) These are photos for another day.

Today, let’s come away.
God afforded me quiet places in my packed London visit. He took me on dusky walks to green escapes. I savored a unique solitude while tourists were tucked away in hotels.

I was uniquely free.

While I enjoyed London’s big and beautiful sights, the quiet places captivated me completely.

So, take a deep breath. Put on your sweater. Let’s walk the tucked away, deep and watery, quiet places…and pray.Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. – 1 Chronicles 16:11

Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. – Psalm 46:10


The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. – Lamentations 3:25-28

Then God’s peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:7-9

When you pray, go to your room and close the door. Pray privately to your Father who is with you. Your Father sees what you do in private. He will reward you. Matthew 6:6-8

Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.-Luke 5:15-161818A2F9-CD10-4DC1-A8FA-C84B6A99308419B58418-38F4-45F4-A084-FB00E2965554

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