Sitting here thinking and in the middle of my thinking I get interrupted (an emergency). I’m back from my emergency and thinking once again. You never know what God has in store for you! I mean we have all these plans for the future, for tomorrow, even this evening for dinner. We never quite know when our life is going to have a major interruption or even worse when it is time to leave this world permanently. That is the case for my friend this morning. She had a heart attack and died! I have other friends who are facing some pretty major decisions in life, difficult decisions that have serious consequences.
I am reminded today that my strength comes from the Lord, He is my cleft in the rock! I have a painting in my bedroom (no not a self-portrait) it is the picture of a man standing on a lighthouse with the waves crashing over it… Here is the picture.
Right now my friends feels like this man – Right now I feel like this for my friends. Life can be hard and not fair. I mean nobody expects their day to be like this and wham, it happens in an instance, where do you turn? There are tough days ahead for my friends! I hope to share with them this Psalm 46:
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change
And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;
3 Though its waters roar and foam,
Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.
The last word “SELAH” is an interesting word that many people try to define… One possible meaning means to divide, possibly one section from another. Another way to possibly give this word meaning is to “hang onto to” to measure with “great weight.” One other possibility is to praise, to lift up or to pause. Just maybe it’s a combination of all - “pause and calmly think about that.” I pray in the days to come God will be their lighthouse their strength. I pray in the days to come that God is OUR refuge and strength – Our Help when we are in trouble. So I close my blog with SELAH!