Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 10 – 16 June 2018
“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
– Psalm 18:2
Here in Manila it has been raining for the past four days. The weather bureau has officially declared the beginning of the rainy season and many people are presently locked inside their homes because of the stormy weather.
Which brings us to another point. Our homes were constructed to protect us from the worst the weather can bring us. Our lives, too, have storms more than just the one we see in a weather. We also have storms that shake our lives.
So what is the shelter that we can take when life’s storms take us down? The Bible teaches us that the Lord is our rock, our fortress and our savior (Psalm 18:2). He is our “refuge, our shield, horn of our salvation and our stronghold.” Who is the rock that the psalmist refers to? Paul answered this when he warned the Corinthians about what happened to their ancestors when they fled Egypt: “They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ.” (1 Corinthians 10:3-4)
Our lives may take a hit after a storm. Jesus Christ, therefore, has promised has a refuge, a shelter and a fortress in our journey. We may not be immune from these storms but somewhere along the line we will find Christ who can be our anchor in the surges of the stormy sea called life.
Jesus Christ is the bringer of salvation and the way to God.