Trench: God our refuge
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
—Psalm 91:1-2 (NIV)
If there had anywhere appeared in space
Another place of refuge where to flee,
Our hearts had taken refuge in that place,
And not with Thee.
For we against creation’s bars had beat
Like prisoned eagles, through great worlds had sought
Though but a foot of ground to plant our feet,
Where Thou wert not.
And only when we found in earth and air,
In heaven or hell, that such might nowhere be—
That we could not flee from Thee anywhere,
We fled to Thee.
... Richard Chenevix Trench (1807-1886), Poems, London: Macmillan, 1874, p. 152 (see the book)
See also Ps. 91:1-2; 46:1-3; 139:7-10; Jer. 23:23-24
Quiet time reflection:
Lord, I have sought You, and You found me.
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