Mar 27

fortress

Good morning!

Text:  Deuteronomy 20-22, Psalm 46

Twice this week I have been at the bedside of someone nearing the end of life.  Both times we shared the powerful words that open today’s Psalm:

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear…  (Psalm 46:1-2)

Three powerful reasons to not be afraid: 1.  “God is our refuge” makes me think of the stockade in the old western, a fortress impenetrable.  With God we are safe and sound. 2.  “…and strength” reminds me of a strong dad.  “My dad can beat your dad at arm wrestling.”  In any fight – god wins.  3. And finally the idea that He is a “very present help”.  He is here.  Right now.  I do not have to summon Him.  He is already with me.  Great news. Never fear!

in Him,  Mike