Thoughts on the Way Home

Monday, May 03, 2010

The River of Psalm 46

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God. The holy dwelling places of the Most High. Psalm 46:4

The River is the centerpiece of this section. It comes from the outside flowing in. That is critical. Because inside the world is changing and slipping into the heart of the sea. The earth is quakes, and the waters roar. In short, nothing is stable inside. Everything is in turmoil. Humanly speaking, there is no safe place to put your foot, and everything is collapsing. But here comes the River. Praise God for that River! The River comes from the outside, and so it is unaffected by the sheer chaos that surrounds it. It flows calmly along, waiting for anyone who needs refuge.