God‘s a safe-house for the battered, a sanctuary during bad times. The moment you arrive, you relax; you’re never sorry you knocked. Psalm 9:9-10 (TM)
I’ve always been a fan of spy movies like the Bourne Identity and spy novels like The Brotherhood of the Rose. One of the themes in great spy stories is the "safe house" or Sanctuary. The embattled and worn spy, who has been out on his own can go to the safe house where he will find rest and protection.
We all go through times when we feel out there on our own, surrounded by the enemy. Weary and worn, we need a safe place to rest, to heal, to recharge our batteries. God offers a safe place to rest to all who ask, but you must ask. God provides sanctuary to all who seek, but you must seek. Notice that the psalm says you’ll never be sorry you knocked, but you must knock. For "he who asks receives, he who seeks finds, he who knocks – the door will be opened."
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