But whoever takes refuge in me
shall possess the land
and inherit my Holy Mountain. Isaiah 57:23c
"Take refuge in me." Can you imagine what the words must sound like to someone who is with out home or country? To someone who has had to flee their home because they are on the wrong side of a political disagreement? Take refuge in me. God is the place of refuge, security, safety. God is the shelter from all that is wrong, all that keeps us from what is right and true. To take refuge in the Holy One calls on us to live in the shelter of God's presence, to live our lives always in God. When we do that, when we live each moment in God we inherit the Holy, the Sacred. We dwell on the Holy Mountain, the temple of God, the place where God lives. Now the sacred is here and not there. We awaken to the fact that we have been surrounded by the Holy but forgot or couldn't see.
God show me the path to your refuge that I can be part of your Holy Presence and learn to provide refuge for others. Amen.