Friday April 17, 2009
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2.
It would be difficult to state a sense of security in stronger terms! This was the experience of the psalm writer but also the experience of countless men and women who have trusted God through the centuries. This not only for times of peace, but particularly during the most vulnerable times of life, the voice of faith finds its ultimate safety in God, whether in life or death.
For Ann and myself, the last weeks have been trying and we are not out of the woods yet, but believe healing is a matter of time. In fact, Ann’s foot is only an inconvenience now, and the last bandages will be removed Monday. For myself, there are days of discomfort still, although the greatest discomfort, that wretched catheter is due for removal Monday. When it comes to personal security, under current conditions the body’s natural functions do come to mind!
But this weekend will be an adventure. It is my first foray since surgery for any distance from home as we attend a writer’s conference in Calgary, about 200 km north. In addition, we have one proof copy of our new book Happy Together: Daily Insights for Families from Scripture. It will be an opportunity to commence some promotion on the conference book table and gauge interest. It will be about 3-4 weeks before we actually have printed copies in our hot little hands. Let us know if you would like more information about the book.
So for a number of reasons, our security continues to be in our Heavenly Father for this weekend and the weeks that follow.