I can smell uncertainty in the air. Left, right and center people are going for shopping to stock up ‘just-in case….’ (we all know how that sentence ends.) The supermarkets are getting fuller by the day. Planes are getting fully booked by the hour. Don’t get me wrong, I can understand that it is wisdom to stock up, However….
Allow me to digress for a bit. A friend of mine, known as @alanosucre on Twitter, wrote a song that blew me away. It is called ‘Strong Tower’. The words of the chorus are:-
The Lord, is a strong tower,
The righteous run and He saves
Our God, He hides us,
In the shadow of His wings
This song is very profound. It is based on Proverbs 18:10 and reminds me of Psalms 91. As I have been praying for Kenya I have realized that UNLESS we run into the shelter of the Most High we are NOT safe, only there can we enjoy Rest in the shadow of the Almighty. There have been so many prophecies proclaimed by prophets, whether good or bad, the reality is that the shelter of the Most High is where our hope lies. Instead of focusing on the bad, we need to RUN IN TO THE LORD’S ARMS AND BE SAFE.
The Bridge of the song is:-
Lord, help me find the way,
lead me to your heart
As a nation we have been in a time of repentance, calling out to God and asking Him for forgiveness for our sins and those of our leaders. However, unless the Lord leads us to His heart, our hearts will not be broken by the things that break His. As a result it will be difficult to approach Him with a ‘broken and contrite heart’ (…Psalm 51:17) yet the yard stick of a broken heart is one broken by the things that break God’s heart.
Back to my story, last week I drove around an area in my city and I realized that while many are going around taking advantage of the Tusky’s offer on food stuffs, majority of the citizens can BARELY afford to put food on their tables for one day let alone walk in to a supermarket and stock up for months to come. When is the last time you put food on one of their tables?
Psalm 127:1b (NIV)
Unless the Lord watches
over the city,
the watch men stand guard
Let our security BE in Christ, not in money or food reserves because those two are fleeting.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower,
the righteous run to it and are safe.