She Found A Protector

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe."  (Proverbs 18:10 KJV)

Kay Arthur wrote a short story which gives us a glimpse of what the name of the Lord truly means to us:

"The muffled, distant sound had broken the quiet reverie of his walk across the meadow. The sharp barking of a dog almost irritated him. It was abrasive in that tranquil setting. As the barking grew louder, his eyes scanned the meadow, looking for the culprit. Suddenly a small doe broke through the edge of the woods. Now he understood. Leaning against the fence post, the man watched with compassion as the doe cut across the broad expanse of meadow. She was running straight toward him. He stood motionless, not wanting to add the fear of man to the animal’s frustration. As the frightened fawn leaped the fence, she staggered. The chase had taken its toll. Her wet coat gleaming in the sun, the doe stopped, took a few steps in one direction, then, ears held high, looked back toward the sound of the barking. The dog had broken through the woods. Eyes wide with fright, confused, worn out, panting wildly, the doe surveyed her surroundings, quickly discovering the man standing beside the fence. Glancing back for an instant at the dog in hot pursuit, then viewing the expanse of open field before her, she turned weakly and wobbled straight toward the man. She approached him without fear and buried her head in his tummy. Compassion flooded his heart and filled his eyes. She had found a protector."

The doe found a "strong tower" and she ran into it; she was safe! What a beautiful picture of the name of the Lord as our strong tower.  In Him we find the reality of His covenants and promises—a  strong tower, impenetrable, impregnable, and immovable!

Where do you find your refuge? Who or what is your tower of strength? Where do you run in time of trouble?

Prayer:  Father, I long to be like the deer and find refuge in You. I acknowledge my need for You more each day. Meet me at the point of my need to know You more. Amen!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jan Ross lives in Willard, OH, with her husband, Ron; they have six adult children and twelve incredible grandchildren.  Jan is an ordained minister and missionary with Heart of God International Ministries (www.heartofgodinternational.com).  She enjoys teaching and writing Bible Studies and teaching piano.  Jan continuously experiences God’s strength being made perfect in her weakness from fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis and other chronic conditions.  Feel free to contact Jan at jan@janross.org.