The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
Our kids’ names were chosen with purpose: Track, Bristol, Willow Bianca, Piper Indi, and Trig. “They all sound like hunting dogs,” one congressman remarked. (This, coming from a politician named “Hunter”!)
I love that their names represent something deeply personal and poignant in our lives.
Names mean something. Did you know God established His name above all things? The Bible uses hundred of names to represent Him, each bringing out an aspect of His character. Are you sick? Call out Jehovah Rapha, the Lord our Healer. Lacking anything? Cry Jehovah Jirah, our Provider. Need calm? Jehovah Shalom, our Peace.
When you run inside a tower, you are covered, safe, hidden. With all that is happening in the world today, I love the idea of running into the name of the Lord, allowing my weaknesses to be covered by His strength absolutely blanketed by His provision and care.
Sweet Freedom in Action
As you go about your day, think about God as your refuge. Remember there is a place of safety and sure security where you can find answers and peace – it’s in the name of the Lord! Depend on El Shaddai (God Almighty) for every need!