By Chaplain James Gutherie
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.
– Psalm 27:5
Over the course of the last several months, there has been constant and daily changes that have come to life as we know it. Our world has changed. We have changed. There is what many consider to be trouble all around us. More cases of Covid19 are cropping up every day. More people are dying from this and other illnesses. At times it seems like there is a deluge of sadness that appears on the horizon when we lose the patients and residents that has been entrusted to our care. Their time in our care ranges from hours to years. Attachments are formed and their loss can leave us devastated and in emotional trouble as well.
Despite all that is raging around us, we have a promise from the God, through the Psalmist in Psalm 27 that he will keep us safe in his dwelling and tabernacle. He will shield us from all the turmoil and trouble that is taking place in the world today. Each day we are privileged to be entrusted with the care of multiple patients, residents as well as encountering other partners all of which are concerned about the trouble of the world. Maybe we can use this promise of the Lord to encourage someone who crosses our path today.
Prayer: God, author and creator of the world, sustainer of all life and mankind, we acknowledge your promise to keep us safe in your dwelling and hidden in the place of your tabernacle. Continue to sustain us with your grace today and allow us to be your light to those around us. Amen