HE IS THE REFUGE!
“The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms;” (Deuteronomy 33:27).
Look at the eternal God. Look at His everlasting arms. There is no one to provide you with refuge and support. Yes. He alone is your all-time refuge.
Some people go in search of ministers and other worldly influential persons and police officials for protection and support. But when the governments undergo changes and years pass by no such refuges sustain. Some people make the hospitals their refuge during times of sickness and some others choose the lawyers as their refuge at problematic times. But for all of you who are the children of God, the eternal God is your refuge and underneath are His everlasting arms.
That eternal God revealed His refuge to Moses. Moses saw a rock and it was a rock of wisdom; an eternal rock. There was a cleft in that rock. God put him in that cleft and covered him with His everlasting arms (Exodus 33:22). At that time, Moses not only understood the greatness of the refuge of God but also saw a part of the glory of God.
David writes, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust” (Psalm 91:1, 2). For the whole of his lifetime, David had God alone as his refuge. He never relied upon his own strength or the warriors with the bow or the chariots or the horses. He also did not exalt them. David knew how great the refuge of the rock is. He says, “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” (Psalm 27:5).
Dear children of God, the eternal God has covered you with His glorious wing and has embraced you and may you see the same with your eyes of faith. He is holding you in His bright eternal arms. Who could snatch you from His hand?
Solomon says, “In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence and His children will have a place of refuge” (Proverbs 14:26). The eternal God who gave refuge to Noah, his children and family will definitely provide support and refuge to you and your descendants also generation after generation. Yes. The everlasting God alone is your refuge.
To meditate: “For You have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat; for the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall” (Isaiah 25:4).