Two Towers

“The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous run into it, and is….  safe.”
Proverbs 18:10

We can run into one of two towers;  the Lord Jesus, who is the same, yesterday, today, and forever; or the tower of our own making, our own pleasures, gods, treasures, or devices.

As we remember the grievious and tragic events of 9/11, we’re sadly reminded how frail we are, and the towers of our making.  I cry all over again when I watch replays of the brave firefighters racing into the World Trade Towers, giving their all to save others, unaware of their own fate.  I want to stop them in flight and cry, “Don’t run in there!  It’s burning, and it’s going to come down on you!”   And so too, I weep and want to halt loved ones, friends, acquaintances, and even strangers who are running full speed towards things that will ultimately collapse, towards hopes that will disappoint.  Our lives, our towers, the structures in life in which we place our hopes, are vulnerable to loss, decay, theft, and worse.

Please pray with me today for those who are running into frail towers, vulnerable to the effects of time and tragedy.  Pray and share.  There is a strong tower, where we can be safe…beyond time, into eternity.   Run to Jesus. 

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him.”  John 3:16, 17

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever.”    Hebrews 13:8

13 thoughts on “Two Towers

  1. Thanks for posting this… this is a timely message for today specifically with the memories of 9/11, but also for today in general, with so many people putting their trust in false hopes of the world. Thanks for the reminder… our Hope is in Jesus alone!

  2. Awesome message, Linda! Your analogy is so true. It is sad as we watch the lost enter into structures of bondage and addiction with no idea that they will die there. As we pray that our country stays free from the evil that wants to take us down, may we also pray for those who are selling their life short to the enemy as he leads them on the path of destruction.

  3. You wrote: ““For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.”

    I want to comment about atonement.

    (le-havdil) The same that is outlined in Tan’’kh (the Jewish Bible) about kipur – atonement – was taught by first century Ribi Yehoshua (the Messiah) from Nazareth. Read this essential teachings here: http://www.netzarim.co.il

    Anders Branderud

    • Anders,
      Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting! I checked out your website and must respectfully disagree with the premises therein, ie, that we can find God through a variety of paths, and that Jesus Christ was not the Messiah. But I’m sure my beliefs comes as no surprise to you 🙂

      Thank you again from dropping by–I hope when you read my blog, God’s deep love for you and ultimate atonement He made through the death of His Son will draw you ever closer to Himself.

      Blessings, Linda

  4. Run to Jesus! He is our refuge! Not money, power, family, or government! Jesus! This was a great post! Thanks for sharing it!

    Christy

  5. This is one of my favorite verses, and I quote it often. You have shined light on a tragic event and have shown the reality of God’s amazing love. Yes, let’s not run into the burning tower we’ve made; rather, let us run into the one God has made, which will stand the test of time.

    • This verse is becoming more and more a favourite of mine as well! Probably given the times in which we live, its applicability and comfort ministers to me more with each passing day!

      We have a mighty fortress in our God!

      Blessings, Linda

  6. Very beautiful.. brings Grace, Power, and Light back to the scene of Ground Zero, and assures us that when our lives are reduced to rubble, by our own doing or sins from the world, we can still run to Him for refuge. Love you Mom

  7. Excellent thoughts about a tragic day – made even more tragic by those who lost their lives without knowing our Father. May we use each day as a springboard for sharing the Hope we have and the Tower we run to. Thanks for the reminders Linda! Blessings!

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