Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Place of Refuge repost


This post has been shared at Friendship Friday with Joy 
The theme is “This Land is Mine.”  May we dwell on the Solid Rock!
 
His World
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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.

Psalms 4:8  I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for you, LORD, only cause me to dwell in safety.

Proverbs 18:10  The name of the LORD  is a strong tower: the righteous run into it, and is safe.

 

 

 

 

 

2 comments:

  1. Best place we could ever be. With God as our refuge.
    Have a nice day hazel:)

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  2. Great analogy, Hazel. Leaving the safe haven of our refuge leads to sacrificing our peace and joy in Him. The hungry lion prowling around looking for someone to devour... and the mighty hand of our Father holds him at bay everyday of our lives...

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