[The one] who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust." ~ Psalm 91:1-2
In a world that is always changing, where is it that we find security?
When we start thinking about that question, we may give many answers: success, money, friends, property, popularity, family, connections, insurance, and so on.
We may not always think that any of these forms the basis of our security, but our actions or feelings may tell us otherwise.
When we start losing our money, our friends, or our popularity, our anxiety often reveals how deeply our sense of security is rooted in these things.
The temporary world is connected to all of these things, but the spiritual life that lends itself to the Kingdom of God is not. It is fulfilled with the love that God has for each of us.
Security in God's love is the one thing we can always rely on. "You cannot be the slave both of God and of money" (Luke 16:13)
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.