1. Not being a “military minded” person (how have I escaped that with 4 sons??), I usually struggle with those metaphors in the Psalms, preferring others like “he will cover you with his pinions.” Even so, Rachel, you have brought Psalm 18 to life for me today, and I thank you!

  2. I know what you mean about the movies some are just better than others, so I can’t say I’d be a fan of all of them kind of like war movies. But I think it’s fantastic to have a bird’s eye of what it looked like or maybe point of view or perspective is a better way to put it. I just had a friend call me a warrior queen and I had to laugh, I never saw myself that way, though I have felt the battle fatigue. It is so nice to know that we have a strong tower to run to. I really enjoy seeing the places you visit.

  3. Rachel,
    I love the analogy you have built here. The Lord – our fortress, our rock, our refuge, our high tower. He is always about protecting who He has claimed as His own. Your post reminded me of one of my favorite verses….Exodus 14:14 The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still. I’m right with you in your love of knights and castles 🙂

  4. Love this Rachel-especially the part about the openings being crosses! We all desperately need to remember that “God’s protection is not a maybe, but a definite reality” and allow God to fight for us! Thanks my friend, happy to share!

  5. Your words and images powerfully stirred my heart and brought to life Psalm 18 as I imagined David sheltered in a safe place, having escaped his enemies. I imagine him singing out this song, strengthening the hearts of his men. This Psalm is one to offer to God when we can bear evidence to his power to save and which affirms that it is God who works on behalf of those who fear his name. It attributes praise to the God who has brought us safely through a time of danger – an important time to offer Him the praise that is due His name.

    I too look at castles and fortresses and ruins and try to imagine the lives of those who held the rocks and built the structures. What were their thoughts? What did they feel? How strange that they are long gone and forgotten – as I will be one day. It puts my life in perspective, perhaps, and also fills my heart with gratitude that although I will leave this earthly life, I will live forever in God’s eternal kingdom.

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      Diane, thank you. Yes, it does put our lives in perspective. But, I’m sure you won’t be forgotten. I’m sure you are leaving your own legacy and witness to God and his goodness for all who are following you.

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