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He is My Refuge and My Fortress…

pete passed this on to me.

pete and some other men from the rock go to MCRD (Marine Corps Recruit Depot) once a month to lead sunday chapel for the recruits.  petes comment was “this is why we serve at MCRD.”  to which i will add, “this is why we have military mondays!”

RESCUE AND PROTECT: Staff Sgt. Edward Rosa reads the Bible and extends a cigarette to Pfc. Jorge Rostra Obando, who was stunned by an explosion in Afghanistan’s Arghanab Valley. One comrade was killed and two injured in the blast. Pfc. Rostran asked the sergeant to read Psalm 91,a favorite from his childhood.

(photo: Ricardo Garcia Vilanova for The Wall Street Journal)

Psalm 91

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.

4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,

6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.

8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
even the LORD, who is my refuge-

10 then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;

12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

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2 responses

  1. steve semple

    Pete, were you one of my Brooks Students in the late 70’s or early 80’s? You worked in Portland for a while?, but were originally from San Diego. Semple

    November 11, 2010 at 12:09 pm

  2. steve semple

    note #2 sorry san diego pete, I think I discovered that my former student, runs a kayaking website in Oregon.
    Semple

    November 11, 2010 at 12:36 pm

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