The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. Proverbs 18:10
I woke up this morning with this scripture running through my mind. It reminds me of a time I was at the beach with my children when my youngest son was about two years old.
The beach was fairly empty of people except for an elderly couple and a man with a huge dog.
The man didn’t seem to notice that his dog had taken a special interest in our son, and was following him everywhere he toddled. Stuart loves dogs, but when you’re two years old, being followed by a dog that in comparison to you is the size of a large horse, can become intimidating, to say the least, and just a few weeks before, Stuart had been bitten in the face by a friend’s Rottweiler.
I was watching him and the dog closely, when he suddenly could take it no longer and, wailing “Mummy!” he took off down the beach, trying to outrun the dog. Of course, the dog, thinking this was the best game ever, bounded after him, barking and terrifying him even more.
Then, over the sound of the dog’s excited barking and his own fearful sobbing he suddenly heard me calling his name. He had his back to me, running in the opposite direction, but he turned around and saw me kneeling down with my arms outstretched toward him. And he ran to me. I picked him up and we went over to the dog and, with Stuart up in my arms, I told the dog firmly, “no!” It looked at me, then turned and skulked away.
“Run to Him”
There can be times in life when something might seem bigger than us. It might appear to be threatening. And everything in us screams “run!!” Sometimes, I have to confess, I do run.
But we have a God who is bigger, stronger, mightier than anything we could ever face! He calls you and me by name and He says “Run to Me!”
He swoops you up in His mighty, everlasting arms and says to whatever it is that is threatening you – “No!” And it turns and skulks away.
Don’t run – run to Him!
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