“I love you Lord; you are my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my public safety”– Psalm 18:1-3
Mounts Kenya and Kilimanjaro rise above all their surroundings, being immovable against winds of all power. There are a majestic tower of strength and natives around always look up to them for inspiration. Our Christian faith should be like of mountains not easily knocked down by winds, be of whatever trials or upheavals.
Interesting around these gigantic mountains sinks the famous savannah belt of the tropics. Because of scarce rainfall the savannah is dominated with grasses and shrubs. All those who have felt winds pushing through the savannah know they easily sweep through those yellow grasses and thorny shrubs, which offer little resistance. Except for the might baobab; trees in the savannah have no strong bark and are easily swept aside by gusts of wind. If there is wildlife taking cover from a predator, it always tremor, because of a thin and easily shaken cover.
Our faith in God can also be like that of the grass and shrubs of the savannah. When the winds come, we bend low and scatter, as is common with dry grass. There is hardly any stand. No one can rely on easily swept vegetation, for any protection. Today we might seem to posses territory but once the winds come then we are history.
There is no life that can’t be subjected to winds. The winds we face can be in form of financial crises. There can be winds of disappointment from job losses. There are winds of terror brought on to us when relationship break down. We can face winds of health crisis.
The question is, when these winds come, as they always do with their varied power, where is our faith? Is it like of mountains or like of the grass and shrubs of the savannah. We should remember 2 Sam 22:2, “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..”
Prayer for today: Lord Father God, creator of heaven and earth, when faced with winds of trials and upheavals, I pray that my faith is like of mountains and not as of the grass and shrubs, easily knocked down because you are my rock and fortress, this I pray in Jesus’s name!