His Voice. Our response.
I’ve heard two spontaneous testimonies, just today, about the time they first heard God’s voice for themselves. The question is not whether He speaks, it’s whether we recognize HIS voice.
Today on Instagram I saw post by @aussiedave. He posted a picture of Masada and described how God used this fortress to speak to David.
He is writing His story through His voice and your responses.
- When the Bible describes God as being a “rock” or a “fortress” or a “strong tower”, this mountain is literally what the authors are referring to. This is the Masada—a 21 acre, 1300 feet high mountain in the desert of Judea. In about 37 BC, Herod the Great built a huge fortress on top of this mountain with enough space for 10,000 soldiers, and a 37,000 square-foot palace for himself. Later, in 70 AD, a group of 967 Jews rebelled against Rome and fled to Masada where they held out for months before the Roman army was able to breach the walls.
But long before this, a man named David fled into the Judean desert pursued by a king named Saul, and ended up at the foot of this natural mountain fortress. He called it “Masada” which is the Hebrew word for “fortress”. To David, this rock was a picture of God, so he wrote a song, with lyrics that included; “The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.” You see, this mountain represented God to David because it was a physical place he found refuge in a time of desperate spiritual and emotional need.
Do you need God to be your strong tower, your refuge, your safe place today? Are you surrounded by trouble and need a tangible reminder of God’s presence? I pray this image will bring you hope. And, if you write MASADA in the COMMENTS the community here will pray that God will be your fortress today.
“The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.” — Psalm 18:2 •