A Place of Refuge

These six towns will be a place of refuge for Israelites and for foreigners residing among them, so that anyone who has killed another accidentally can flee there.

(Numbers 35:15 NIV)

Where do you run to when you’re wrongly accused and scared? Before entering the Promised Land, the Israelites were instructed to designate six cities of refuge where a person guilty of unintentional murder might escape from blood revenge. The city thus provided a person protection and peace of mind. Today, we don’t have a city of refuge per se, but we do have Someone to whom we can run to flee from fear, anxiety and trouble. The psalmist reminds us, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). Run to Him today and find protection under His wings.

God is our refuge.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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