I’ve been listening to this song from Chris Tomlin since the early part of this month and it has been a blessing for me.
This month, I learned that two of my friends whom I began friendship when I was still based in Cebu had both succumbed to cancer. I felt really sad knowing about their deaths. Although both know and loved the Lord, I find myself affected by their deaths, knowing that I won’t be seeing them again until of course we meet on the other side of this life.
Their deaths made me nostalgic about my life, our lives in Cebu. The reality of their passing just really made me aware that I won’t be able to visit them again and reminisce and laugh about our times in Cebu together. Well, such is life.
Their deaths reminded me to live my life to the fullest, to be on point with God’s purposes for me.
Here is the Chris Tomlin song that has helped comfort my heart:
When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High. He’s the hope that holds me, and the Stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great Confidence.
He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy, and he will protect you from false accusation and any deadly curse. His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you. You can run under his covering of majesty and hide. His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm.
It’s been a decade since I first heard this song. But lately, this song has somehow come to my mind several times.
The song really is just a reminder that we all need a rescuer – a savior. A Savior who can save us not just from our own brokenness but also from ourselves. Because many times, if we were just left to ourselves, to our own devices we would just have self-destructed.
Thank you, Lord, for saving me in all areas of my life 🙂