I had to make the horrendous journey down the dark corridor to find my parents
Reference: As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore. (Psalm 125:2 NIV)
Explore: In my childhood home there was a long, dark corridor. At one end was my bedroom and the other end was my parent’s bedroom.
If I was to ever have a nightmare in the middle of the night I had to make the horrendous journey down the dark corridor to find my parents. This corridor often seemed more treacherous than the nightmare itself. But I knew my mother’s comforting arms were at the end.
In my room, on my own, I was scared and there was no one to console me. If I made the fearful trip down the corridor, there I knew would be warmth and company.
Application: While I don’t live with my mother any more (and I’m considerate enough to wait until morning to call her about my nightmares!) I still find I have times of fear and despair.
These are the times I am reminded of God’s enveloping love in my life. I don’t need to walk down a dark corridor, I don’t need to even raise my voice for Him to hear me. He is there and He understands.
The psalmist explains God’s surrounding presence like that of the mountains around Jerusalem. I like this visual of an embracing God.
There is no doubt that in your lifetime you will also need the loving embrace of our Father. May you find Him as stable and as present as those mountains around Jerusalem.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for always being there for us, no matter where we go and what we do, You are the constant presence we can rely on. Amen.
When have you been afraid and alone?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.