November 25, 2011
This week we had a team from Lake Tomahawk Bible Church here doing an English Camp with the children and putting in a kitchen that will be used to teach cuisine to young ladies. They were a great team and we very much enjoyed their time here with us. For more about their trip you can check out their blog www.thanksgivinginhaiti.blogspot.com. I’ll post some pictures soon too.
Psalm 91 seemed to be a theme this week. On Monday Mom sent me an email with this picture…
and Psalm 91:4 which says “He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge.” On Tuesday morning Pastor Marcus from LTBC read it before breakfast. Then on Wednesday night, without knowing that Marcus had read it the day before, Manis read it again in the special service we had at church! I have copied it below from The Message. Sometimes when we read verses that are so familiar we cease to think about what the verses are saying. May this passage bring you comfort, encouragement and boldness as you remember that God is our security, our protection and our strength.
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.
I trust in you and I’m safe!”
That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,
shields you from deadly hazards.
His huge outstretched arms protect you—
under them you’re perfectly safe;
his arms fend off all harm.
Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night,
not flying arrows in the day,
Not disease that prowls through the darkness,
not disaster that erupts at high noon.
Even though others succumb all around,
drop like flies right and left,
no harm will even graze you.
You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance,
watch the wicked turn into corpses.
Yes, because God‘s your refuge,
the High God your very own home,
Evil can’t get close to you,
harm can’t get through the door.
He ordered his angels
to guard you wherever you go.
If you stumble, they’ll catch you;
their job is to keep you from falling.
You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes,
and kick young lions and serpents from the path.
14-16 “If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God,
“I’ll get you out of any trouble.
I’ll give you the best of care
if you’ll only get to know and trust me.
Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times;
I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.
I’ll give you a long life,
give you a long drink of salvation!”