“The high hills are for the wild goats; the cliffs are a refuge for the rock badgers” (Psalm 104:18).

The rock badgers dig their homes in the rocks and so they hold the second place in the list of the ‘exceedingly wise’ creatures. The rock badgers are the soft ones and they do not have the necessity to get protected. They neither have poison like the snakes, nor stings like the scorpions nor horns like the bulls. They neither bite nor kick. They do no harm.

These creatures are aware of their weaknesses and they wisely dig their homes on the rock thus in weakness they receive the strength and protection. Dear children of God, you will be blessed if you make Christ who is the rock as your refuge.

Christ is that rock and the fountains of Salvation are secreting from it. David says, “From the end of the earth I will cry to you, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I” (Psalm 61:2).

Look up to Christ who is the rock, when your heart is overwhelmed. He is your refuge and the rock on which you rely upon. David sings and rejoices vide Psalm 27:5 saying, “For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.”

Dear children of God, on whom have you laid your hope? Is it on your money? Is it on your education or on the post you hold? Or is it on your wealth and influence?

Think for a while. When you place your hope on Christ, whatever problems and struggles arise and when others rise against you, in the midst of all these adversaries, Christ the rock will be your refuge and He will redeem you from all your problems. If at all there is a rock for you to rely upon, it is Jesus Christ alone. It is His blood which gives you protection.

For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 3:11). One who builds his house on the rock is a wise man. Even if rain descends, floods come and the winds blow and beat, the house will not even shake. The reason is that for all these great floods, great storms and the furies of the wicked, that rock is the refuge.

He will be a hiding place to escape from the wind and a cover from the tempest, rivers of water in a dry place and the shadow of a great rock in a weary land (Isaiah 32:2). Dear children of God, Jesus Christ is our rock; a strong anchor; unchanging eternal God. In Him we have Salvation; refuge, support and protection. Hallelujah!

To meditate: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; whoever believes will not act hastily” (Isaiah 28:16).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai