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The LORD Most High is your fortress.
Run to him for safety,
and no terrible disasters will strike you
    or your home (Psalm 91:9-10, CEV).

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Lone Tree — photo courtesy of Donald Adam

Reflection

This week’s I Love the Psalms theme is the word fortress.

Much of Canada has been caught up in the drama of the mass evacuation of Fort McMurray, Alberta. More than 80,000 people were forced to flee as a forest fire swept into the city destroying thousands of homes.

For many of us our home is our fortress—our place of safety and renewal. When that safe zone is destroyed, what can we do? Today’s verse from the Psalms provides an answer.

The LORD Most High is your fortress. Run to him for safety, and no terrible disasters will strike you or your home (Psalm 91:9-10, CEV).

But for many in Fort McMurray, a terrible disaster did strike their home. What can these people do?

The truth of God’s word still stands firm though external forces rage. When we lose all our material wealth, what remains? Faith remains. The Word of God remains. We can run to Him. The LORD is that fortress that will never be destroyed. Run to Him for safety.

Response: LORD God, the day will come when all will be taken from me. In that day let me be found safe within your fortress. I put my faith in you. You stand firm forever. Amen.

Your Turn: Do you have a fortress to which you can run?