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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Jesus is a rock in a weary land,
a weary land, a weary land;
my Jesus is a rock in a weary land,
a shelter in a time of storm.

No one can do like Jesus,
not a mumbling word he said;
he went walking down to Lazarus' grave,
and he raised him from the dead.  Refrain

When Jesus was on earth,
the flesh was very weak;
he took a towel and girded himself
and he washed his disciples' feet.  Refrain

Yonder comes my Savior,
him whom I love so well;
he has the palm of victory
and the keys of death and hell.  Refrain

"A shelter in the time of storm." How often have we yearned for a shelter in life's storms? We yearn for shelter when the winds of shame are blowing with hurricane-like ferocity and we wonder if we'll ever escape from such pain and humiliation; when an overabundance of responsibilities floods our everyday lives and we wonder how the water will ever recede; or when the snows of poverty and want seem like they will never melt and we cry out for food, shelter, and clothing. Our African American brothers and sisters sing with a tenacity that is born of a faith that knows Jesus will indeed provide shelter in the midst of life's storms. In that confidence we can face any wind, flood or snowstorm that comes our way. Thanks be to God!

We trust you, gracious God, to be our shelter in every storm. Amen.

Krista Lind
Associate Dean of Student Resources and Candidacy, Luther Seminary
Master of Religious Education , 1997

This God Pause daily devotion is brought to you by the alumni of Luther Seminary.