One of my favorite songs is, "Rock of Ages". In this song it reminds me that the Lord is the "Rock of Ages" but also it says, "Let me hide myself in thee." I don't know about you but in this old hard and dark world I need a place where I can go and hide sometimes!! I need a place where I can go and not worry about anything that is going on around me. Many people have a room, a closet, a cabin, or some other place they go to when they need a few minutes alone away from the world around them. I remember as a child that place was my grandparents house. I stayed a lot with Nannie and Papaw through my childhood. I knew that when I got to Nannie and Papaw's house that I was not going to have any worries or concerns (not that my parents house was a scary place). There was just always something different about their house than any other place in the world! As a matter of fact, when they were still alive I would go there on a daily basis even after I was grown. I would walk in the house and there was such a peace that would come over me. The peace was so great that I could sit down in a chair or on the couch and it was no time until I was dozing off asleep. That is the same way it is with the Lord. The Lord is our Rock. He is a place of stability and strength. He is our place of peace but also a place of rest (I don't like to admit it but there have been many, many times I have fallen asleep in Jesus while praying). In Him is place that is totally different than any other place!!
When we have entered into a relationship with the Lord through Jesus Christ then we have a foundation that no one, nothing, no circumstance, no person, no demon can touch!! He truly is our ROCK and or refuge!! But more than being our Rock He is also or "Cleft". What is a cleft? A cleft is a place of hiding and refuge from the outside elements. A cleft is a break or a chasm in the rock where you can fit to be protected from all the elements around you. In the cleft we are protected from all of the "fiery darts" of the evil one!! The great thing about being in Christ is that we now have The Rock that has a cleft or chasm that allows us to fit perfectly into to be protected from what might come against us. As a matter of fact, the cleft is designed just for you so that you are the only one that fits into that particular cleft that God has created. It's like placing a piece in a puzzle, the only one that fits in that spot perfectly is YOU!! As you and I go through today remember that Jesus is the "Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me. Let me hide myself in thee." Run to the Lord today and find refuge, safety, peace, comfort, forgiveness, righteousness, and rest in Him!!