A couple of years ago we traveled back to Orlando for my 30th high school reunion. On the way home we stopped by St. Augustine for a little sightseeing. We had wanted to climb to the top of the old lighthouse but Stefani was under the height limit and could not go. This little three year old cried because she had wanted so badly to walk with Mommy and Daddy up the winding stairs to view the ocean. On the way we drove by the old fort, Castilio de San Marcos.
One of the things we learned was water placed in the moat was destroying the structure of the fort and they were working to discover how they could save the oldest 17th century fort in the United States. Water can have both good and bad effects on man.
The recent devastation in Japan by the tidal wave was surprising given the people had erected retaining walls to prevent such destruction. Our own flooding by Hurricane Katria was made worse by earthen walls. Man’s means of saving himself will always fail. The one who places his existence in the hands of God will have a fort which can never be breached. One means of taking a walled city was waiting them out. Eventually your enemy will surrender. When you use God as your fort, your children will also be protected and kept safe. What a wonderful promise for a dad who loves his family. The fort will not fail. Such as in the song by Martin Luther, A Mighty Fortress is Our God. Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. Proverbs 14:26