In God Alone
Psalm 62:8 “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.”
Refuge is not a word we use all that often, but refuge is something we all seek. Refuge means a state of being sheltered and safe from danger and trouble. Think of refugees who seek a safe place to live and work and raise their families. In these days of isolation, disrupted routines, and concern for the vulnerable, even if we don’t know situations as dire as refugees do, we all long for stability, security, and safety.
The Bible directs people to place their trust in God alone by describing God as just what we need in times of crisis. Psalm 62 says God is our rock, our fortress, and our refuge. The church of Jesus Christ also continues to be a refuge. Our responsibility to keep each other safe means we can be creative in our faithful worship of God, fellowship, and care for each other and the world. We may have to adapt by using online technology, phone calls, and good old-fashioned letter writing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t trust in God our refuge and strength.
As the lockdown restrictions continue to help us to stay safe, Knox Presbyterian Church will offer ONLINE worship services only in the coming weeks. The third week of our series called “God is Holding Your Life: A Journey of Assurance for a New Year” can be found here on our website.