Growing up in a pretty little town in Ohio, I never knew what it meant to be unsafe. Quiet streets and schools that didn’t worry about what to do if a gunman entered the halls were a given. Kids still don’t have to worry much–my mom just told me that it was recently declared the safest city in Ohio!
Still, as my family learned last spring when a mentally ill young man chose the safe community of Seattle Pacific University to cause death and heartbreak, can we ever feel truly safe anymore?
When David of the Psalms felt in danger and was on the run from his enemies, he knew exactly who to turn to for safety and refuge. The best part is that we can run into the very same, waiting arms!
Listen to his plea for protection in Psalm 16:
For friends new to this blog, “Wednesday’s Word” is a weekly Bible audio clip that rotates between Genesis, Luke and Psalms. Occasionally, I post “Wednesday’s Word to the Free,” a short Bible passage on what it means to be free. Freedom is a very big concern to Timley Mouse, the tiniest character in my upcoming novel, Bon Voyage, Sophie Topfeather!
On Sundays, I post an article-type post on themes in the novels: faith, friendship, diversity, etc. Thanks for reading! Feel free to share!