Words from the Heart for Monday June 21st, 2021
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 18:2 (NIV)
In an attempt to assure the longevity of Pacific Salmon, in 2009 the Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council announced the identification of the Harrison River as British Columbia’s first wild salmon stronghold. The announcement followed an extensive population assessment, which determined that the Harrison is the largest salmon producing tributary of the Fraser River sustaining healthy populations of five salmon species. Stronghold status provides a rallying point for local residents, communities, First Nations, fishing, and environmental interests to collaborate on appropriate conservation strategies and leverage support for implementation.
Life is not always easy. You have likely noticed that, particularly over the past 15 months or so. While each of us has been dealing with this in our own way, those of us who love the Lord Jesus have learned something about the goodness of our God. The Psalmist learned the same lesson and writes about it Psalm 18:2: “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” We have all learned in the past few months just how weak we are to deal with this worldwide pandemic. David faced many times in his life when he was so aware of this as well. In those times, he would run to the Lord and every time he did, the Lord proved to be his refuge, a stronghold, a rock in a world that is shaken. He still is. Over these past months, I hope you have found Him to be all of this and more for you. If not, He can be. In those moments, turn in faith to Jesus Christ.
These have been words from the heart.