When Abraham was 75 years old, God called him to leave the land of his father. And so, advanced in years, he departed for the land of Canaan. He was rootless, homeless, “not knowing where he was going” (Heb. 11:8). That was the story of Abraham’s life.
Age brings change and uncertainty; it means transition from a familiar past to an uncertain future. It can mean movement from a family home to a smaller place, to a daughter’s home, to a retirement village, to a nursing home — the “final resort.” Like Abraham, some of us make our way from one location to another, always travelling and not knowing where we’re going.
Yet we can be at home in any dwelling, for our safekeeping lies not in the place where we live but in God Himself. We can dwell “in the secret place of the Most High: and “abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Ps. 91:1). There, in His presence, under His wings, we find refuge (v. 4). The eternal God becomes our dwelling place (v.9).
Though our dwelling place here on earth may be uncertain, God will be our companion and friend until our travelling days are over and we reach our heart’s true home, heaven. Until that day, let’s shed the light of God’s lovingkindness on other travelers.
PRAYER: Lord always help me to remember that you are the one that keeps me safe in my dwelling place.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR |2 SAMUEL 21-22 & LUKE 18:24-43