Our family learned this in a small way in Zion. We had gone on the river hike. Our daughter was in the stroller. Things were going well until the hike back. The cliffs of Zion are sandstone. Sandstone crumbles into sand.
And sand got into the bearings of her stroller. It died. We had no idea the stroller was not an all-terrain stroller. We were surrounded by beauty and wonder, but all we could think about was that we killed the stroller.
But if sanctuary and refuge is so easy to lose, can it really be that hard to find?
One of the common themes of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam is that God cares for the world. God drops by occasionally, and even miraculously intervenes in the world. God is not content to stay cooped up in heaven. The Holy Spirit is already on the loose. Jesus does come out to play! God loves to come by for afternoon tea.