Be a Shelter

Years ago, my husband and I became foster parents. We strived to meet the needs of a young child, providing a safe home and loving environment. We put together a kid-friendly bedroom and gathered clothes, toys, and school supplies. We helped her with homework and I spent hours on weekends learning how to do her hair that was much different than mine.

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Isaiah 32:2 says, “Each man will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.” Some commentators interpret this verse as describing how the kings of Israel were to care for God’s people.

But I think we can apply it for today. We can view it as encouraging believers to reach out and care for those in need, being a reflection of Jesus.

Look around. There are a lot of storms people are going through right now. Housing problems, financial troubles, health issues, loneliness, and feeling overwhelmed are a few of the obvious ones.

As we look to Jesus as our protector and refuge in storms, may we be that to others. Perhaps we can provide shelter or be a wind break. Provide a meal or cool drink.

Jesus’ half-brother, James, reminded believers that, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” (James 1:27).

Though we only had that one foster child for only a few months, it made a difference for that one. We can all make a difference for someone.


About Arrow

Hi and welcome! My pen name is Arrow. The word “arrow” intrigues me because it has two meanings that describe my passions. One, it is an instrument used intentionally to reach a target, and two, it shows the way. As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, my goals are to live for Him, lead others to Him, and glorify the Heavenly Father. I pray that the stories, poems, song lyrics, and devotional thoughts I share on this website will always be inspired by the Holy Spirit and aligned with the truths found in God’s Word. My hope is that the words may penetrate your heart and point the way to a closer relationship with the Savior. I look forward to sharing my journey with you. Experiencing what God has in store is bound to be exciting! May you be blessed! ~ Arrow
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