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Devotional

Saturday, Oct. 21st, 2017

Your Safe Place

By Our Daily Bread

 

My daughter and I were arranging to attend an extended family gathering. Because she was nervous about the trip, I offered to drive. “Okay. But I feel safer in my car. Can you drive it?” she asked. I assumed she preferred her more spacious vehicle to my compact one so I responded, “Is my car too cramped?” “No, it’s just that my car is my safe place. Somehow I feel protected there.”

Her comment challenged me to consider my own personal “safe place.” Immediately I thought of Proverbs 18:10, “The name of the Lord is a fortified tower, the righteous run to it and are safe.” In Old Testament times, the walls and watchtower of a city provided warning of danger from without and shielding for its citizens within. The writer’s point is that God’s name, which stands for His character, person, and everything that He is, provides true protection for His people.

Certain physical places promise longed-for safety in moments that seem dangerous. A sturdy roof overhead in the midst of a storm.  A hospital offering medical care. The embrace of a loved one.

What is your “safe place?” Wherever we seek safety, it is God’s presence with us in that place, which provides the strength and protection that we really need.

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Saturday 10/21 0%
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Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 50s.
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Sunday 10/22 0%
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Partly cloudy. High 79F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.
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Monday 10/23 100%
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Periods of rain. Thunder possible. High around 65F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near an inch.
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Tuesday 10/24 40%
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Chance of a shower or two during the morning, followed by partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. High 57F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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Wednesday 10/25 20%
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A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High around 50F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.