Refuge in the Rock

Read: Psalm 18:30-36

There is a story about a young preacher named Augustus Toplady, who was walking through the English countryside when a sudden storm arose. He spotted a wide rock formation with an opening, a cleft, where he sought refuge until the storm passed. As he sat there, he contemplated the connection between his shelter and God’s protection in life’s storms. He had no paper to write on but found a playing card on the floor of the cave like structure and began to write the words to the hymn “Rock of Ages.” This hymn has been a source of strength for Christians ever since.