A safe place

By Karen Baran

Shippenville

Where is the place of safety when big troubles are coming, whether we are aware of them or not? Let's let history remind us.

The Garden of Eden was a place of safety, but unbelief took that away from them.

Noah's Ark was going to be a place of safety, but unbelief kept them out, except eight people.

The Jews own houses when God's judgment was going to fall. All they had to do, in faith, was sprinkle the blood on their door posts. Those who did were safe.

The Kingdom on Earth was going to be a place of safety for the Jews, but their unbelief stopped it from happening, for now. But it is going to happen because God keeps his promises.

Those were all physical places of safety.

So where is our place of safety today? One way to help stop the spread of the virus is to simply and properly wear a mask. It's that simple. But people don't believe it.

But for our true safety in this age of grace, God raised up Paul to show us the way.

The risen Lord told Paul to tell us to put our faith in the finished work of the cross. It's so simple that people miss it. (God can't make it any easier.) Most people think they have to do something to be saved.

Christ's blood covers our sins and makes us clean in God's sight. So no matter what happens to our bodies in this life, we are safe and secure in his love for us.

That is our place of safety. It's not a physical place. It's spiritual, for now. Heaven will be our eternal place of safety. God promised and God keeps his promises.

Thank God for that every day not just on Thanksgiving.