The other day my wife and I were walking in our neighborhood. We usually walk one mile then turn around and walk back home. This particular day we had walked a little over half way when it started sprinkling rain, so we decided to turn around and head back to the house. The closer we got to the house the harder it began to rain, so by the time we got home we were soaked.
A couple of things came to my mind. First, I was thankful for a shelter to go into where I could dry off and change clothes. There are many in this world who don’t have such luxury. There are many who only have shanties, lean-tos, or whatever they can find to provide some type of shelter. Also, during major storms these make-shift houses are washed or blown away.
Then I thought about the times when we experience storms of life or when it seems our desires and dreams are flooded out. Where do people go for shelter? Well, we know as believers in Jesus that our God will be our shelter. Psalm 27:5 reminds us of this when it states, “For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling: he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.”
The sad news is that everyone in the world who desires good physical shelter may never see it but the good news is that anyone who will trust in the Lord can have access to the shelter from everything life throws at us.