Places of Hospitality

  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies
you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
~Psalm 23:5

 For me, traveling can illicit fears.  Will the car break down?  Will the weather be favorable?  Will the tarp fail to adequately cover the load we had in the bed of the pick-up?  Will a truck suddenly jack-knife?  Will there be decent places to eat along the way?  These fears and worries can become the “enemy” that keeps me from fully enjoying the journey.

As we traveled we were blessed by wonderful hospitality and memorable meals.  In Washington we had fresh crab from the Puget Sound with friends and then more from the Hood Canal with family.  In Minnesota we had local beef and fresh vegetables right off the prairie!    

We had more than we could have asked for or imagined receiving.  Day by day we prayed for God to bless our journey from “here to there” with safety and all that we would want.  Mile by mile, we  felt an anointing of peace and the  overflowing joy of God’s presence.

The Lord is not only our Shepherd but also our host providing places of hospitality each leg of our journey.  

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