“The eternal God is your refuge.” Deut. 33:27
God is our abode, our home.
Dear to our hearts is our home, although it be
the humblest cottage, or the scantiest garret;
and dearer far is our blessed God, in whom we
live, and move, and have our being.
It is at home that we feel safe. We shut
the world out, and dwell in quiet security.
So when we are with our God we “fear no evil.”
He is our shelter and retreat, our abiding refuge.
At home, we take our rest. It is there we
find repose after the fatigue and toil of the
day. And so our hearts find rest in God, when,
wearied with life’s conflict, we turn to him,
and our soul dwells at ease.
At home, also, we let our hearts loose.
We are not afraid of being misunderstood, nor
of our words being misconstrued. So when we
are with God we can commune freely with him,
laying open all our hidden desires.
Home, too, is the place of our truest and
purest happiness. And it is in God that our
hearts find their deepest delight. We have
joy in him which far surpasses all other joy.
It is also for home that we work and labor.
The thought of home gives strength to bear
the daily burden, and quickens the fingers to
perform the task. And in this sense we may
also say that God is our home. Love to him
strengthens us. We think of his dear Son;
and a glimpse of the suffering face of the
Redeemer constrains us to labor in his cause.
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