Patty Herrera // Psalm 46:1-2 // “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”
One of our most loved and used toys in Sunday school is an old durable set of cardboard bricks. The kids love fencing themselves in forts and walls. It becomes both a place of security and adventure. The best part is exploding out of walls when the teacher is not looking!
But kids aren’t the only ones looking for security. As adults we also are drawn to build walls of security and refuge. Sometimes we seek refuge through relationships that offer love and acceptance. Other times we rely on our own capabilities and strength. For some it is building a strong bank account. But in the end, these sources of security are as sturdy and reliable as cardboard bricks.
The only sure refuge in life is found in God. Throughout scripture God has called us to explode out of our flimsy walls of self-made security and to embrace a true and lasting refuge in a relationship with his Son Jesus. The great thing is that he has done all the work for us through Christ’s death on our behalf. Trading our crumbling facades for his strong, life-giving embrace offers us freedom from fear for the future and a peace in the storms of today. Let Him be your refuge and strength.