The Safest Place on Earth

So what criteria would you use for the “safest place on earth”? Are there certain things that make you feel less safe?

  • Hurricanes?
  • Tornadoes?
  • How about earthquakes?
  • Crime?
  • Blizzards?
  • What about terrorism?
  • Plagues and Diseases?
  • Economic collapse?
  • Political corruption?
  • Wildfires?

Safest Place on Earth

   A quick search on Google leaves no shortage of “safest place” lists. Each with their own set of criteria. Everything from lowest crime rates to lowest number of natural disasters.

   The truth is, it’s nearly impossible to define. Probably because it’s a moving target. The day in which we live things are changing – fast! What once was considered a safe place can become a catastrophe overnight. Riots break out over the smallest incidents. A new found disease can change a country in a matter of weeks. One earthquake can cripple an entire nation.

   So where if the safest place on earth? If you knew where it was, would you be willing to move there? I am pleased to report to you today that I have located it! It’s a very unique place where all basic needs are met. A place where peace exceeds all understanding. A place with fullness of joy and pleasures forever.

Sign me up, right?

   As wonderful as this sounds, it’s not a place free from problems. It has all the usual difficulties of life. It retains the possibility of disaster and danger. It can even be a place of sickness and distress. You might be asking if I’ve lost my mind about now. Stay with me for a moment.

   The safest place on earth isn’t geographical. It isn’t a building or a bunker. It’s not a particular governmental structure. Want to know where it is?

Psalm 91
1  He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

   The safest place on earth is:

In the Will of God!

   You can be anywhere on the planet and be under His protection and care. I’ve often shared this with parents whose children were leaving home. I’ve tried to reassure them that if their children are in the will of God, they’re safer than in their parent’s arms.
   That “secret place of the most High”, is the greatest place of existence! Now take moment and read the entire Psalm.
Psalm 91
1  He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2  I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5  Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6  Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7  A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8  Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9  Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10  There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11  For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12  They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13  Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14  Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16  With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

 

That sounds like a place I want to live!

I’ve had the privilege of traveling to different parts of the world. Some safe and some not so safe. The common factor in all of them was the fact that I was in the will of God. I’m as safe abroad as in my own home if I’m in His will!

Are you living in the safest place in the world? Are you serving Jesus and walking in His Word. He has promised to care for those that profess His name.

If not, you can “move” today! Let Jesus be Lord of your life. Enter into His secret place – the place where you can abide under His shadow.

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