My Safe and Strong Place


I’ve gone there on early Sunday mornings many times before.

Yesterday, I found the lake to be as I had expected it.

Quiet, yet alive with creatures in and around it.

Tall trees with birds’ nests, flowering plants shooting out from the water’s edge.

Not far from the shore, someone had placed a simple wooden bird house.

Just a box with a circular hole for an entrance.

Suspended well above the water, it affords a safe place for a bird to take shelter.

There was a stately bird standing on the top of the house, looking over the lake as I walked along.

The house had been provided for him and for any other bird that needed it.

A person constructed the house–not a bird.

In fact, there is no way possible that a bird of any kind could’ve built that house.

God provides protection for us, as humans.

Invisible, yet tangible to the heart, we are aware of His protection.

There is no way possible that we could provide this protection for ourselves.

God Himself is our safe place.

His strength is there to protect.

We can trust in His provision of shelter.


I will say to the Lord, “You are my safe and strong place, my God, in Whom I trust.”

—Psalm 91:2


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2 comments on “My Safe and Strong Place

  1. aussiebirder says:

    Myra, what is the name of the heron, it looks a lot like our Striated or Mangrove Heron, is it showing breeding colors?.

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