The Bible tells us that God is our protector and refuge. When it proclaims Him as our Deliver and Savior, the Bible often uses images and metaphors from nature to do this.
What better way to describe the strength and protection God offers then to call him a Rock? Think of a large desert rock formation and you get the idea of something solid and unwavering.
Creation and God’s Rest and Refuge
But then the Bible also uses the tenderness of a mother bird’s wings, the majesty of an eagle in flight, the sweetness of green pastures and the refreshment of a clean running steam to tell us something about God as place for us to find refuge.
Finally, when we look at the life of Christ we see that He found refuge in the wilderness. For Christ nature was not just a metaphor for God’s sanctuary, it was God’s sanctuary.
In Him we can find a place to escape from the troubles of this world both spiritually and physically. The following download contains 25 scriptures using nature as symbol for God’s protection, refuge, deliverance and salvation. Click this link for the free download form.
Below is sample of the content of part 3. There are 25 verses in the download
1) Deuteronomy 32:11-12
“Like an eagle that stirs up its nest,
That hovers over its young,
He spread His wings and caught them,
He carried them on His pinions.
“The LORD alone guided him,
And there was no foreign god with him.
2) 2 Samuel 22:2-3a
“The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge;’”
3) Psalm 17: 7-8
“Wondrously show Your lovingkindness,
O Savior of those who take refuge at Your right hand
From those who rise up against them.
Keep me as the apple of the eye;
Hide me in the shadow of Your wings”
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.”