One of the things that first fascinated Anna and me about Minnesota when we moved here from Colorado were the thunderstorms. Growing up in rarified mountain air, neither of us witnessed electrical light shows of the magnitude made possible in a more humid climate. We loved to turn off all the lights, sit by the window sill, and stare in awe as the night sky flashed, crackled and popped. Outside was a tempest of driving rain, wind, and mega-charged bolts of lightning. Inside was warmth, fellowship and shelter. We were safe in our refuge.
When a severe weather alert warns of a life-threatening storm, you are advised to take refuge in an appropriate shelter. Naturally, when you enter a shelter, you do so completely and close the door behind you. You don’t hang out the window or dart in and out. To do so would not be taking the storm seriously. And so it is with God. He is our refuge. When our hearts are pummeled by a storm, we can enter His place of refuge completely. We can trust Him to take us in. We can pour out our hearts to Him. He designed us to find our best shelter in Him – at all times, not just during life’s storms.
Your thoughts? How can you enter more fully into God’s place of refuge today?