The tornados were in the area. The weather man instructed us to get into our “safe” place. So at 1:30 a.m. Virginia and I got into the most interior closet, the little space under the stairs that we had determined was the safest place in the house. The bad weather was all around us. In the dark of the night, we saw bright flashes of lightening, and we heard the wind and the thunder. The two small dogs were petrified by the storm. For several minutes we all took refuge in our small, tight space. Psalm 91 tells that when we are in danger we are to seek shelter in Almighty God. The psalmist says we are to not fear the terror of the night, but we are to find refuge in God’s shadow, as though we are under God’s wing. We have a strong and loving Father who promises protection for His children for all eternity. We will have storms in our lives, but we have a Father God who says, “Come to Me to find refuge.” He invites us to come to Him and find shelter while the storm rages around us. He promises to be with us and care for us through disease, accidents, heart aches, and through our last great storm of death. The safest place to be in a storm is in the arms of God.
– Dr. Tim Thompson