Touché March 31, 2017
Posted on March 31, 2017 by under Touché,


Psalm 91

“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.” (Psalm 91:1-2)

Mom had an incredible God- ordained encounter with a charge nurse on our floor early this morning. As soon as she gets a chance she’ll post about it.

We’ve been reading a lot of Psalms to Andrew today – one of Mom’s new students who hasn’t even met her yet emailed her Psalm 91 this morning. We’ve decided it’s going to be Andrew’s Psalm as we continue down this long and winding road to recovery.

 (CarePages August 22, 2013)

So far this Lent the Sunday Psalms are ones I have never preached on before.  That changes this week.  Psalm 91 has become one of the most important Psalms of my life. It was the Psalm we prayed with Andrew each night as he lay in a coma and it continued to be the Psalm that defined his recovery.  It was the first Psalm I preached when I came back to Hopewell for the first time after his accident in 2013.

I went back to the CarePages looking for the entry posted on Psalm 91. With eyes filled with tears, I went back to those days of desperation when we learned so powerfully of the shelter of the Almighty.  I went to our website and found that sermon on September 15, 2013.  Those days that seemed like years came back to me in both their agony and their ecstasy.

Kate Valdivia arranged the Psalm selection for Lent.  I appreciate very much living into Psalms that I would not choose and are not familiar to me, but to go back to this Psalm is a great gift that reminds me of the promises of God.  To pray through the Psalms again reminds me of the power that is here for those who trust in God.  It is also a raw reminder of the relationship that shapes us in the joys and the sorrows, from the Psalms we know and love, to Psalms that make us squirm.

From His Shelter,