|Fox River near South Elgin - photo by Google Images|
Being the older, more practical sister, I determined we must take supplies with us. Never one to leave home without my "stuff," even at a young age, I wanted to take some comfort items along. I had a brain wave - didn't my brother receive a nice new shiny kid-sized wheelbarrow for Christmas?
Wouldn't it be smart to put our things in said barrow and take it with us as we made our way to the river?
However, my greed foiled our plans. Because I kept adding things to the wheelbarrow to take, the barrow became too heavy even for the both of us to push together.
Plan A was scrapped until I could come up with a better plan. Of course, a better plan never emerged and here we are, many years later, having never camped by the Fox River.
I can't remember now the why of our plan to leave home. I suspect it had nothing to do with grievance but more like the sound of adventure appealing to our young minds.
Truth is, I have felt like running away various times in my life. Often when times were hard, I'd escape to a perfect paradise conjured in my brain. I'd enjoy a few carefree hours where my troubles were left far behind, but then reality would show up, and the fun was over.
There really is only one place to run to when you need to get away. Run to the One who knows you best, and the only One who can do something about your burdens.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28
Where do you go when you need to get away? Leave a comment and share because your words are important.
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