Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
The theme is “This Land is Mine.” May we dwell on the Solid Rock!
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Jesus is our Refuge and a shelter in the time of storm.
What is a refuge? It might be a shelter, a sanctuary, a
place of protection, a haven; these words come to mind when I think of a
refuge, a place where it is completely safe.
During World War II there
were many here in the United
States, who built bomb shelters, some in
their cellar, others in a specially built refuge in their yard.England was famous for their bomb shelters.
My husband tells me of storm
cellars, in the South used when news of a tornado warning came over the radio.
In the Bible, Moses was
instructed to build three entire cities and call them a “City of Refuge.”
If someone had accidentally
killed someone, and the victim’s family was out for revenge, the person accused
could run to the city of refuge and be safe.
The only draw back was that
he must remain in that city, live there and not depart for any reason.
If the person did leave the
city, then he was fair game for the vengeful family, and his blood would be on
his own head.
I am reminded of the song, “A
Shelter in the time of storm.”Jesus is
that shelter.He is our provider, our
protection, and he understands our every need.
Jesus can understand our
trials and our emotional pain, because He was betrayed, abused, abandoned,
despised, rejected of men, including his closest friends.
Yet He was able to say, “Not my will be done,
only your will, Oh My God.”
His shelter was in knowing He
was going His Father’s will.
In life we face many
situations where we do not feel secure. It
may be time to run to that “Rock that is higher than I,” and find your shelter
in Christ and in His life style for you.
There is a bottom line.STAY there in that shelter, that place of
safety, and do not leave for any reason; for if you do, you are a target for
the Enemy (Satan) to attack you.
4:8I will both lay me down in peace,
and sleep: for you, LORD, only cause me to dwell in safety.
18:10The name of the LORDis a strong tower: the righteous run into it,
and is safe.