A moveable castle. Seems a paradox, does it not? But that is precisely the paradox of the Christian life. God is our refuge and our strength. He is our high tower, our rock, our stronghold. To be in Christ is to know that we need not fear what man can do to say, say of us, take from us. All that we truly are is safe in Christ. But Christ is not only our refuge in those sweet private moments when we are alone with him. He is not our sanctuary only when we are in the gathered church or in a church building. He is our refuge all the time. On our way to the grocery store. Walking up to a Redbox kiosk. In a meeting with our neighbor or at the parent/teacher conference at school. He is our refuge when we experience slander and when we experience flattery. He is our refuge when temptation strikes and when we feel lonely. He is our moveable castle, always around us, always keeping our soul safe in him.
I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my irock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my irock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and mthe horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,