“I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust” – Psalm 91:2 (NIV)
The word fortress is used numerous times in the Bible. In the old days fortress were towers often rising over a hill that people would run up to once under attack from enemies. Seeing them rising up in a neighbourhood brought a certain comfort of where to escape to just in case of trouble.
As Christians we still need a fortress to run to – especially when under attack, as often we experience. However, unlike the olden days ours is not a physical tower high up on a hill we run to whenever besieged. Rather our fortress is Jesus Christ who stands as our refuge whenever under attack.
The beauty about this is unlike in the past our fortress, is presently here with us. We don’t need much to run to a distant tower. For the one who has accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour you have a fortress to call upon Him in times of trouble, at any time and anywhere. Do not hesitate.
Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth to know where to run to in times of trouble!