Reflection – Rev Norman Harrison
Psalm 18:2 “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
Do we walk in the shadows, or do we walk in His shadow? Take some time to meditate on the metaphors the Psalmist uses for the Lord here in Psalm 18 v.2. The Lord is… My Rock – My Fortress – My Deliverer – My God – My Refuge – My Shield – My Salvation – My Stronghold.
What do all these metaphors say to us, particularly when we are going through times of transition, of change, of suffering, of illness, of sorrow, of loss, of financial hardship, of job insecurity, of depression, or even pandemic?
They say to me that we have a God who keeps us secure, who protects and defends us, who delivers us out of danger, of trouble, or who enables us to rise above the ill effects of it. They say to me I am guarded, rescued, saved, and that I remain safe in an unassailable position. They say to me I can be assured of my place with God, and that no one and nothing can separate me from His loving protection and care.
What need do you have today to escape the shadows, and walk instead in the shadow of the ROCK?