Our neighborhood is a compilation of old and new. Some homes have been owned by the same family since they were built in the 40’s, while others have been destroyed to build state of the art castles.
Last week, I was walking through the neighborhood and noticed one of the “soon to be destroyed” homes had a beautiful tulip growing at the base of a 100 year old oak tree. This lot has been vacant for over a year and is overrun with weeds. But somehow this lone tulip survived the harsh winter and late spring freeze to become the only sign of life in an otherwise uninhibited yard.
As I have gotten older , I have found that being a Christian adult and couple is often like trying to survive a harsh winter. Yet through all the turmoil and despair that resides in the real world, there is refuge. It is because of our Saviors love and protection that we are sheltered from the storm!
And for that I am very greatful!!!!
If you make the Most High your dwelling – even the Lord, who is my refuge- then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.