Fortress - Dwelling Spaces

Friday, 19 February 2016


Today Grandma and I went to Leeds Castle. For nearly 900 years there has been some sort of fortress or castle on the ground, for much of that time surrounded by a river or moat. Getting a wheelchair in over the cobblestones was not the most straightforward access, but somewhat easier than having to swim the moat whilst being shot at! You feel very secure in a place like that, thick walls bedded down into the moat, huge solid wooden doors and a sense of being surrounded and protected.

Proverbs 18.10 says: "The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe." It seems a strange thing to say that a name can be a place of safety, but the name of the LORD, the name of YHWH, is a way of describing all the attributes of God. So it is a way of saying that this is who God is and because God is totally faithful, just, true, loving, merciful, powerful etc etc then being with God is a totally safe place. It doesn't mean that bad things won't happen but there is an ultimate sense of security of dwelling with the one who knows the end from the beginning.

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