«Those who fear the Lord are secure; he will be a refuge for their children» (Proverbs 14:26, NLT).
When I was a child, I liked going to the beach to talk to God. There, in the midst of the gentle waves of the ocean, I gazed upon the wonder of divine creation. J was amazed by the reddish-orange sunset reflecting the sun over the ocean. could not think that God did not exist if I felt His presence in those calm waters. Occasionally, I would go out with my family to the Pacific coast to observe the huge waves coming from the open sea. From coast to coast the panorama changed dramatically. And, of course, in winter, I could not miss contemplating one of the most wonderful sights that God gave to the inhabitants of that area: the gray whale at the time of giving birth to its offspring. Despite its large size and its imposing figure, these animals reflect their love for human beings through their friendly behavior and their endearing songs. The huge cetaceans approach the boat and allow one to caress them. Actually, it’s amazing to Jive among them! That kind of scene in my mind reminded me of a great truth: There is a Creator who watches over all His creatures, and I am one of them.
In contemporary cities it is difficult to contemplate the wonders of divine creation. In reality, the hand of God is hardly noticeable, rather, it is the human works that stand out: huge buildings, ample avenues, underground transportation, paved streets, and a markedly polluted sky. So for the inhabitants of this type of metropolis, it is more difficult to be sensitized to communication with the Lord through the nature. Personally, J have shuddered at the various sights of nature, where the mind is forced to recognize the existence of One who is the Sovereign of the world and whose creative work arouses a simple cry: «Praise be to God!» Contemporary society is swimming in a sea of insecurity. Their fears are shown in a constant dissatisfaction. We live in a climate of mistrust. Today’s verse reminds us that «in the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence.» It is through Him that we can obtain security, strength, and hope to navigate the uncertain oceans of our existence,
Today, I invite you to place your uncertainties in His hands. You will soon learn to overcome your fears.