Friday, September 15, 2006

Daily Thought Sept. 15

The Safest Shelter

And a man shall be as an hiding-place from the wind and a covert from
the tempest. (Isaiah 32:2)

Who this Man is we all know. Who could He be but the Second Man, the
Lord from heaven, the man of sorrows, the Son of Man? What a hiding place
He has been to His people! He bears the full force of the wind Himself,
and so He shelters those who hide themselves in Him. We have thus
escaped the wrath of God, and we shall thus escape the anger of men, the
cares of this life, and the dread of death. Why do we stand in the wind
when we may so readily and so surely get out of it by hiding behind our
Lord? Let us this day run to Him and be at peace.

Often the common wind of trouble rises in its force and becomes a
tempest, sweeping everything before it. Things which looked firm and stable
rock in the blast, and many and great are the falls among our carnal
confidences. Our Lord Jesus, the glorious man, is a covert which is never
blown down. In Him we mark the tempest sweeping by, but we ourselves
rest in delightful serenity.

This day let us just stow ourselves away in our hiding place and sit
and sing under the protection of our Covert. Blessed Jesus! Blessed
Jesus! How we love Thee! Well we may, for Thou art to us a shelter in the
time of storm.

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