Psalm 57: Shelter

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Growing up on the plains of Oklahoma, I was accustomed to the annual stampede of tornadoes that came with spring showers. They were breathtaking to behold from far away; terrifying if twisting toward our home.

With sirens blaring our family would go underground, huddling safe and secure until the threat passed by. Despite the danger to our stuff on the surface, our sanctuary beneath the storm was saturated with gratitude for personal protection.

What a precious gift it is to have a hiding place in the storms of life.

More terrifying than any tempest this world might spin up is to be “separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.” (Ephesians 2:12)

We can lose a lot “above ground,” suffer immense hardship, yet endure gracefully if shielded by the grace and mercy of God. Hope rooted in God’s unchanging goodness is a steadfast song of thanksgiving and praise.

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