Volume 3, Day 355
Farmers in the medieval world would care for their crops until an enemy appeared on the horizon. Then they would flee with their families to their fortified city for protection from the attackers.
The city of Carcassonne has been a refuge for generations. Built in the 5th century bc, this stone fortress has provided protection for Romans, Gauls, Visigoths, Franks and the French. Its sprawling size and majestic watchtowers and battlements gave confidence to those hiding inside its protective walls.
As believers, we can take refuge in the presence of the living God. The book of Proverbs tells us: “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe” (Prov. 18:10). “The name of the Lord” refers to God’s character—full of faithfulness, power and mercy. The term “safe” means to be set on high out of danger.
We all face threats at times that make us want to run for cover. Some seek security in material wealth or relationships. But those who follow Christ have a more secure refuge. Because of who God is and what He can do for us, our best protection ultimately rests in Him. If you are facing a threat today, go to the Lord, who is a strong tower. You will find refuge in His care.