Protection. Safety. Victory. Power. Love. Righteousness. Forgiveness. Life eternal.
The Shield of Christ.
“He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.” – Proverbs 30:5b
“Christ, be with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit,
Christ where I arise, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.” – St. Patrick’s Lorica
You would have to live in a very dark, deep cave with amazing soundproofing, unlimited supply of food and water, not to know that there is a presidential election occuring in the United States. While I always try to vote conscientiously, I am not an overly political person who enjoys engaging in political debate. However, I just wanted to share a few words from the wisest of all Counsel this morning.
Many are asking, “Who can show us any good?” Let the light of your face shine upon us, O Lord. You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:6-8)
Yes, I will vote for the candidate who I believe will help this country be the strongest and healthiest. Yes, I will pray for the leaders, whoever they may be. But my trust will stay in God above, the maker of heaven and earth. Blessings, Lisa
Sometimes we all feel like we need a place to hide, to feel safe, to get away for a little while. In my house, that tends to be my piano, or a walk outside with my sweet dog, or the bathroom. In castle days, that place to hide took the form of an underground set of tunnels. We got to explore Blarney Castle’s underground tunnels.
Queen Elizabeth I wanted Blarney Castle for her own and sent her emissary, Earl of Leicester, to the castle for discussions with Cormac McCarthy, who had possession of the castle. McCarthy kept putting the Earl off with banquets and delays; Queen Elizabeth I declared the reports to be “Blarney”. One of Cromwell’s generals gutted the tower walls, but the castle inhabitants and defenders escaped through the underground tunnels, called Badgers Caves.
David said in the Psalms, “For in the day of trouble He will keep me safe in his dwelling; He will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.” (Psalm 27:5) The best hiding place, safe place, security that exists is God. He can tunnel us safely away from the attackers in this life, and lead us to green pastures beside the still waters. Slainte, Lisa