Today’s reading: Psalm 119; Proverbs 31
Psalm 119:114, “Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.”
I remember as a young boy I had a bb gun. Like most boys I shot it a lot. I kept a good supply of bb’s so that I would not run out. I have to say that I often got into a lot of trouble with my bb gun.
One time I shot a neighbor boy in the ankle with my bb gun. This got it taken away for an entire year. That was an eternity for a young boy. I did not shoot anyone else with it. I did kill a snake with it once. I remember many trips into the woods feeling like a real hunter. I don’t know what I would have done if a wild animal had really showed up and challenged me. I am sure the outcome would not have been good.
I remember one time me and some other boys had a bb gun fight in the hay loft of the barn. We would literally shoot at each other. This is not smart. We built forts out of the straw that was stacked up there for protection. One boy got the bright idea to shoot at the roof and let the bb bounce off the metal roof and fall down into the straw fortress. It worked. I got hit in the wrist with a bb that turned my wrist an interesting shade of blue.
You may be asking, “What is your point?” Well we who know Christ as our Saviour have a more sure place to run for refuge than a straw fort. We can run to Jesus Christ, who is our Refuge.
No matter what you are going through you can run to the Lord. He is waiting for you.