CAVES OF REMEMBRANCE

MERRY MONDAY- BY PARRIS BAILEY
PSALM 57- “Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: For my soul trusteth in thee: Yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, Until these calamities be overpast.”

I was not prepared for the storm that hit the Metro Area weeks ago. I was over at Marysong ministering to them, when I received a text to “take cover, because a tornado was near”. The girls were already on edge because of the high winds, sky turning green to a scary black. I was trying to set them at ease by lighting candles, praying and listening to worship music when the power went out. Then I got the text to “take cover” I knew things would deteriorate into full force fear. We all went into the hallway and begin to recite the Psalms. Most of the girls were holding up pretty good as the storm passed, but two of them were overcome with fear. I wondered how my grandchildren were making out at the school and daycare on our property. The students lined up in the bathrooms some singing and some crying. Our administrative staff helped holding babies and calming the little ones. Thank God the storm passed and all was safe! Power was out in the area for hours, later we heard the train cars in Elmwood blew off the high bridge and trees down all over. Amazing how quickly a storm can come and mess up your world!

David faced these kind of storms again and again when he was being chased by King Saul or  his own son taking over his throne. He learned to make the caves that sheltered him feathered with God’s wings! Instead of looking at the darkness and hopelessness  he saw that an almighty force was in control. Makes me wonder how many caves had inscriptions of David’s plights and when he came across them again, he would recall the past deliverance?

Expositor Bible says, “That faith is blessed, and cannot but be strong, which is nurtured by the remembrance of past acts of rewarded faith, as the leaves of bygone summers make rich mould for a new generation of flowers. So the singer betakes himself to his shelter till “destructions are gone by.” Possibly these are likened to a wild storm which sweeps across the land, but is not felt in the stillness of the cave fortress. Hidden in God, a man “heareth not the loud winds when they call,” and may solace himself in the midst of their roar by the thought that they will soon blow over. He will not cease to take refuge in God when the stress is past, nor throw off his cloak when the rain ceases; but he will nestle close while it lasts, and have as his reward the clear certainty of its transiency. The faith which clings to God after the tempest is no less close than that which screened itself in Him while it raged.”
“When you sigh

The wind becomes a sonnet

When you laugh

The storm around me ceases

You whisper

And all my enemies are scattered

You surround me

With angels on assignment” (Amanda Cook)

4 Replies to “CAVES OF REMEMBRANCE”

  1. HALLELUJAH, THANK YOU, FATHER, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT. ALL PROTECTION COMES FROM YOU KING. YOU SURROUND ME/MY FAMILY.
    GLORY HONOR AND PRAISE, JESUS!
    YOU ARE OUR SHELTER/ALL…. 🙂
    YOU STILL THE WINDS/FEAR AROUND US.
    YOU GIVE US PEACE KNOWING ITS ALL IN YOUR CONTROL. O GREAT ALMIGHTY DUNAMUS POWERFUL KING, WE PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME ALL DAY LONG….
    GOOD MORNING PASTOR PARRIS, I LOVE YOU, HAVE A BLESSED AND FILLED/COVERED DAY IN OUR KING OF KINGS, JESUS. 🙂

  2. Jesus died and returned the Dominion BACK to us.. and he told US to speak to the mountain and it would move.. He told us to do the things he did and MORE..and he spoke to the winds and said “Be still” and God gave us angels, for our protection, that we might command them to hold back the winds…In Jesus name….Jesus never told us to beg God to do it, he told US to speak, using his name…

  3. Without you God no soul would make it to heaven! You sent your son to earth to save us! Because a perfect sacrifice was needed to pay for the sins of this world. Thanks my Lord Jesus Christ! I pray God that you quicken the members of the body of Christ ! Because without you we are powerless! In the name of Jesus Christ!

  4. Love love love !!!

    “That faith is blessed, and cannot but be strong, which is nurtured by the remembrance of past acts of rewarded faith, as the leaves of bygone summers make rich mould for a new generation of flowers.”

    “When you sigh
    The wind becomes a sonnet
    When you laugh
    The storm around me ceases
    You whisper
    And all my enemies are scattered
    You surround me
    With angels on assignment” (Amanda Cook)

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