I am from Wayne County, NC. We are surrounded by the country…hog farms, chicken farms, turkey farms, and farms. Which means I grew up with farmers & farmers kids. Which ALSO means I grew up with NASCAR fans.
I’ll never forget years ago when Dale Earnhardt died. It was widely reported that he had this verse pasted in the driver dashboard of his car.
“The name of the LORD is like a strong tower; the righteous person runs to it and is set safely on high.”
In ancient days, a strong tower was a symbol of security, a place of refuge, a fortress for protection and safety. If you were in battle and under enemy siege, you could retreat to the strong tower and the guards would see you coming. They would let you inside the city gates, and there was protection there and the armed guards could fight off your enemy at the walls of the gates.
The Lord wants you to know today that he is your safety and security. He is your strong tower. If you belong to Him, you can run to Him & he will receive you, shield you & defend you.