One morning I walked outside to check on my garden.  Excitedly, I walked around to where the cantaloupes were planted.  I knew they were almost ready.  My mouth watered at the thought of a sweet tasting cantaloupe.

To my surprise, the one I had been watching was gone.  The one that was almost ready, was gone.  Something had come in the night and eaten it.  I was not happy.

I looked through the rest of the garden, since I had several that were almost ready to pick.  As I looked, I heard a question in my heart.  The question was, “which ones survived the night?”  I answered and said, “the ones hidden beneath the vines.”

Aha.

There was truth in that statement.  The ones that survived the night, that survived the foxes who came to spoil the harvest, where the ones hidden within the vines.

Immediately a scripture came to mind.  It is found in John 15.

Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself unless it remains in the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me. I am the vine and you are the branches. The one who remains in Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing.

If we remain in Him, hidden in Christ, we find safety.  Whatever comes in the dark seasons to spoil our harvest, cannot touch us…if we remain hidden in Him.

Colossians 3:3 says; For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

It seems many in the body of Christ have been hit with storms of some kind lately.  If that is not you, I am sure you know someone who is facing a storm of some kind.  The safest place to be in a natural storm is a storm shelter.

In the same way, when we face storms from the enemy, the safest place to be is in our storm shelter – Jesus Christ.  It is vital we stay hidden in Him when we are in the midst of a spiritual storm.

Psalm 32:7 says, You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance.

Psalm 27:5 says, For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.

Psalm 61:3 says; For You have been a refuge for me, a tower of strength against the enemy.

I want to remind you today…you are hidden in Christ.  And I want to encourage you; remain in Him and make sure His word remains in you.  For in that place alone, you will find peace.  You will find strength.  You will find safety.  In that place alone, you will bear much fruit.  For apart from Him, we can do nothing.  In Him, we can do all things!  Including coming out of a storm with complete and utter victory!

 

 

“Trust Him in the fire.  Don’t jump out.  Just trust Him.” – KP