Sunday, September 11, 2011

Security in the Shadow

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
   will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
  --Psalms 91:1 (NIV)

It perhaps goes without saying to people of faith, but the things of this earth are ephemeral and in many ways not entirely real.  Yet, we stress and worry up a storm about ten thousand items all day long.  When we are living on an eternal time line the little things that disturb us for a day or a week or even a year barely make a mark at all on the time line.  Our entire earthly life combined doesn't really occupy much space.  Living into the conscious awareness of forever with the Lord is what it means to dwell in the shelter of the Most High.  The Most High's shelter is eternity spent with Him.  

Ten years ago the United States was attacked by radicals who killed thousands and changed most American's sense of security.   The world fell into feeling that the world was a foreboding dangerous place.  A large proportion of people don't really trust anyone or anything to keep them safe.  But scripture brings home the point over and over again that we walk with God, rest in the shadow of God, are lifted up by God, and that God never leaves or forsakes us.  When eternity is already a given, feeling secure in the power of the Most High is something steadfast and rock stable.    

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