The Mightiest of Fortresses

 

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Walls of Jerusalem

“I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,  my shield  and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold (Psalm 18: 1-2).”

This brief passage says so much!  God is a focus of our love and affection, but he is so much more.  He is our strength giver (in fact The strong One for us).  He is a rock on which we can find refuge.  A rock or strong physical feature offers sanctuary.  He is a refuge or hiding place in times of trial or trouble.  He is a shield – again a form of defense.  He is the ultimate stronghold.

The world may throw at us what it may, but it is God who is greater!

Dianne saw this.  Her entry for 26 January reads,

“Had a visit from Pastor Vince and Lisa.  Lovely to see them and spend time praying with them.  I appreciate all of my friends who support us and lift me up in prayer. However ill I may become or feel, much as I face the reality that I may die soon, I am constantly aware that my God is able to completely heal me. I live accepting death and [yet] believing for full health.”

She made God her rock and strength.

The Reformer Martin Luther penned these words which are fitting:

A mighty Fortress is our God,
A Bulwark never failing;
Our Helper He amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great,
And, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

 

Let’s take refuge in the mighty fortress today!

Padre

 

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