Safe One-a-Day Friday 1/3/20

A life worthy

For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock (Psalm 27:5).

Trouble’s coming.

I don’t know when

or where

or how

but I know it’s coming.

Because, you know…life.

I also know this–

You are safe.

He–the Lord of the Universe, Maker of Time and Space and Stuff–he’s got you.

David tells us that God will keep us safe in his dwelling, his tabernacle. Basically his house. And that image makes sense. If I want to protect something or someone, I can bring them into my home where there are doors to lock and alarms to set.  In the New Testament, Paul goes one better. Paul told the Colossians that our lives are hidden in God himself.

Not in his home.

In Him.

Frankly, I don’t understand how any of this really works.

But I’ll take it.

Beloved, I hope that today is not your day of trouble. I wish you a day of sunshine and puppies and chocolate.

But if trouble comes…

You are safe.

Happy Friday, Beloved.


Safe One-a-Day Friday 1/3/20 — 2 Comments

  1. Michael, our wonderful dog died several months ago, so we’ve been praying that, if we’re to have another dog, God will bring it up our unpaved road in rural FL. But I was hoping for a puppy. If your post turns out to be prophetic, I’ll let you know. 🙂

    Meanwhile, I might have a word for you. Gather your past columns into a devotional book, hopefully of 365 pages and maybe call it something like Down-To-Earth Devotionals. Then send me a copy to review. 🙂

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