2 Kings 4:18-37; Ephesians 2:1-10; Psalm 143
In Psalm 143, we plead, “Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord! I have fled to you for refuge.” To seek refuge in God means then to be in a place where enemies cannot reach us. The journey is implied in this psalm; running from the bad things and seeking a new land of safety and bounty. What are any of us who recite this Psalm but people seeking refuge, as refugees? What then does the plight of today’s refugee have to do with us? Apparently, everything. We are in the space of the in-between, the running from and running toward… still running, not yet settled. With God, may we catch our breath for a moment. The journey will continue.