Psalm 90:1 (HCSB)
1 Lord, You have been our refuge
in every generation. (from generation to generation)
Psalm 91:1–2 (HCSB)
1 The one who lives under the protection of the Most High
dwells in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say to the Lord, “My (source of) refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
By the grace of God, my parents have found their refuge in the Lord, Most High. By the grace of God, their parents found their refuge in the Lord, Most High. And as far as I know, even my parents, parents, parents, found their refuge in the Lord, Most High. These ancestors of mine date back to the mid 1800’s and would have been alive during the American Civil War. My grandparents were alive during WW I and WW II. My parents were alive during the Cold War, the Cuban missile crisis, the Korean War, and the Vietnam war. They all lived through outbreaks of diseases and viruses, plagues that took thousands of lives and crippled thousands more.
In meditation on Psalm 90:1 and 91:1 today, I had the wonderful realization that from generation to generation the Lord has been the refuge of our family. In the hours of their trials, diseases, wars, political crisis, and death, they found their place of safety in the protection of the Lord Most High.
Furthermore, in the same way that Moses and Elijah appeared with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration, my grandparents at least twice back are also currently with the Lord Jesus who was their refuge in life and their Savior for eternity.
What does God want from me? He wants me to hold on to the same promises in Psalm 90 and 91 that were read by my family for generations past and will be read for generations forward. God is the same and His refuge, His place of protection, is where we can dwell, where we can live every day of this life and forevermore.
God’s steadfast love never changes, and His mercies endure forever. Great is His faithfulness both to our generations past, present, and future.
So far, my dad and mom are at peace. There are some moving issues that are being worked out but in talking to them, they are at peace. Thank you all for your prayers for them. Please continue to uphold them before the Lord. God is and has been their refuge for many years. He is not going to forsake them today.
As the US approaches July 4th, this could be the most unusual, strange, and even most violent Independence Day ever. Let’s join in prayer for our brothers and sisters in the US to know God’s protection and care in the days and weeks ahead.
Have a great day in the Lord,