Colin’s May Newsletter 2019

 

“Those who dwell in the secret place of the most High abide under the shadow of the almighty.” (Psalm 91 v1)

Dear Friends,

I hope this newsletter finds you all well. Psalm 91 is one of my go to psalms along with psalm 23 and psalm 46. It has been my experience that many people find strength from these same psalms. Most of us have troubles at one time or another and we need the assurance that divine help is available to us.

Psalm 91 speaks of victory through faith and affirms that there is a secret place where we shall be welcomed. The writer’s thoughts go to a divinity that shapes our lives and determines what the harvest of the years will be!

The writer speaks of God as a shade from the burning heat, an oasis for refreshment, a deep well from which comes cooling waters and a shelter from the enemy. I like the thought of being able to abide under the shadow of the almighty, God watching over us.

The secret place for the writer was God’s temple, where God’s Spirit dwelt. To be in the temple meant to dwell in God’s loving care and divine protection. The temple has gone just as Jesus predicted, but,  we must remember what the apostle Paul states in his letter to the church at Corinth.  He tells us that the human heart is God’s sanctuary! “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst.” (1 Corinthians 3: 16) It is God’s desire to have a relationship with us and dwell in our hearts.

Every good wish for the rest of the Easter season, may you know our God’s presence as you trust and welcome God into your midst as the apostle Paul said.

Blessings as always,  Colin