‘Come back to the place of safety.’ Zechariah 9:12
We sometimes wander out of the will of God, sometimes intentionally and at other times, just distracted, we wander off and do our own thing.
It’s not until danger is near or something alarms us or we find our peace disturbed that we realise we are where we shouldn’t be: far from God. Like the child that’s wandered off into the forest collecting flowers suddenly discovers they are far from home.
Our home is in God.
Jesus replied, “We will come and make our home with each of them.”
Home is where we should be most relaxed, most comfortable and at peace. It’s a place of safety. As the word says ‘there will be no dangers there.’ Isaiah 35:9
Our home should be in the presence of God.
Do you find yourself somewhere where you shouldn’t be and you’ve really no idea how you got there? Trace your steps, your attitudes, opinions and choices back to where you went wrong. Remember the days of happiness and safety. Days when you walked with God, heard His voice and found nourishment for your soul. Days when you were happy being alone and didn’t need to keep busy or be with the crowd to be content.
Go back to the place on the path before these distractions came in, before calamity arose. Let go of everything in you that wants to hold on to what you think is right. Let it go at the Cross for here is the place of ultimate safety and peace.
The devil did his worst at the Cross. He flung every wickedness he had at Jesus and yet:
‘In this way, he (Jesus) disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.’
Come back to the place of safety, the Cross of Jesus Christ. Let Him disarm you from all the feistiness within your spirit and bring you back again to that place where you are safe and at peace in your Well-Beloved: at home in and with God.