The Place

My dear one,

Please stop a while and listen

I want to ask you a question.

Where is your favourite place on this earth?

Close your eyes and picture it in your mind.

Use your senses.

Hear the sounds – or the silence;

See the colours, bright and brighter in your imagination,

Look around you and notice the detail;

Breathe in the air, the smell of the place.

Can you taste anything here?

Stop a while and take time to be here.

Enjoy the place and soak in its atmosphere.

I am here with you – do you see Me?

Come to Me, My dear one,

Let us sit together in this place you love so much.

Do you know that it is my favourite place too?

I created it – and when I formed each detail

I had you in mind,

I knew that when your time came to walk this earth,

This would be the place that you would love.

Come, sit with Me a while

Hush, no words, let there be silent peace between us.


Now you must go – back to all your life contains

But you will remember this place differently now

For when you think of it I am here

Yes I am with you always,

But when you need to find a moment of peace in your world

Think of this place – I am here – waiting for you.

About Mandy Hackland

My love in life is to encourage others to deepen their relationship with God. I write devotional material, stories and small group studies with that in mind. I live in South Africa and also love spending time in the bush, bird watching and walking. I have moved to the coast and am enjoying the green spaces and beautiful vistas that surround me, reminding me of God's grace every day.
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