Read Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16
Whoever goes to the Lord for safety,
whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty,
2can say to him,
“You are my defender and protector.
You are my God; in you I trust.”
3He will keep you safe from all hidden dangers
and from all deadly diseases.
4He will cover you with his wings;
you will be safe in his care;
his faithfulness will protect and defend you.
5You need not fear any dangers at night
or sudden attacks during the day
6or the plagues that strike in the dark
or the evils that kill in daylight.
14God says, “I will save those who love me
and will protect those who acknowledge me as Lord.
15When they call to me, I will answer them;
when they are in trouble, I will be with them.
I will rescue them and honour them.
16I will reward them with long life;
I will save them.”
"Whoever goes to the LORD for safety..." - Psalm 91:1
In John's gospel Jesus says: "I am the way... no one comes to the father but through me..." This doesn't mean that Christians have some sort of access control - it is a reminder that Jesus himself is the gate keeper. Not people. Not institutions... the Psalmist reminds us that God doesn't turn anyone away.
Lord, I turn to you for safety. Thank you for welcoming me into your loving arms.