God is our refuge!

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the most High. Psalm 46:4

I can remember when I was in elementary school that our teachers read from the Bible to us each morning as class began. We said a blessing together at lunch. At parent/teacher meetings, different grades would present a program, and often, the children would memorize a Psalm to recite. Favorites were Psalm 23 and Psalm 100.

Even when I first began teaching in 1972, in rural Georgia, our prinicipal would begin every faculty meeting with a prayer for God’s guidance and blessing. After my children entered Alpharetta Elementary School, our pastor, A.B. Hatfield, was invited to speak at a PTA meeting. He stood and quoted Psalm 46 from memory. I can still hear his resonant voice as he spoke with such love and reverence for God’s Word: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Today, in America’s public schools, it is politically incorrect to even mention Easter or Christmas. However, at the state university where my son attends, there is a growing group of students who meet faithfully each week to celebrate their faith, to worship and pray for their campus and for the nations. God hears and is answering their prayers! We are about to see the greatest revival in history. How blessed we are to live in such a time as this!

“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10



  1. Lanny said

    God is our refuge. Your son and his comapanions are taking the appropriate reaction to the removal of God from classrooms. True faith like cream will rise. God bless and have a good weekend.

  2. ldh said

    Not just our schools but our nation is trying, quite successfully, to remove God. How can we expect to be blessed as a nation?

  3. lucy said

    I sense that a great divide is beginning to grow. The faith of the faithful are getting more resolve, while the hate against Christians is gaining fervor. California with Propisition 8 comes to mind.
    In my mind, it is no longer far fetched to think that Christians in this country could suffer from discrimination and prosecution for religious stances, belief, and practices.

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