God is with Us! Shelter Me 05.13.2020

Dear Friends,
The Bible speaks of God as our shelter, our rock and our strength.  These images of God’s strength are so helpful during this anxiety-filled pandemic.  
For today,  talk to God about what kind of shelter, what kind of strength you need.
 
You can think of God like the sheltering wing of a mother hen as she shelters her chicks. 
 
Have you ever been caught in a rainstorm and had to run to shelter?
 
Sunday May 10th, Dawn Uribe sang a beautiful new song called, “Shelter Me”.  It was written in response to the pandemic by Father Michael Joncas.  He is the same person who wrote “On Eagle’s Wings”, one of the most loved hymns of the Christian church.
 
I encourage you to read the words of Psalm 61 and then listen to Dawn sing “Shelter Me”.  

 

Shelter Me

 
May the God who is our shelter and our strength comfort you!
Grace and peace,
Pastor Karen Bruins
 
 

Psalm 61 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Assurance of God’s Protection

1 Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.

From the end of the earth I call to you,
    when my heart is faint.

Lead me to the rock
    that is higher than I;
for you are my refuge,
    a strong tower against the enemy.

Let me abide in your tent forever,
    find refuge under the shelter of your wings.  Selah
 
*In the Bible Selah is often found at the end of a sung phrase.  It was a cue to take a pause in the singing.  It can also be translated as Forever.