In the here and now

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”*


i long to be

on the same planet spinning

not merely gazing from a distant star

to experience you in the here and now

not by a telescope far.


and that your

internal compass tilt

the fragile axis of life events

tipping here and then over there

and sometimes saying

just sit.


by Patty Perkins


“Come to me…and I will give you rest.” My hope is to know his presence as an internal, guiding compass—not just read his word from a distance. It would be easy to learn all about him and miss knowing him.

*The One Year Bible, January 16, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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