Am I a sanctuary? Am I a place of refuge? When people come to me can they find safety from the harsh and hostile world or am I part of the problem?
I was absolutely horrified. It was dark, horribly dark, and I was in a strange place. There were lots of trees and stuff all around me and there were things in those trees making noises. Scary noises.
What if it isn’t safe? Does that change our responsibility? Should that change our actions?
Read: Jeremiah 12:1-14:10, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2:8, Psalm 79:1-13, Proverbs 24:30-34 Help us, O God of our salvation! Help us for the glory of your name. Save us and forgive our sins for the honor of your name. (Psalm 79:9) We know, dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people. For when we brought you…