Scripture Reading: Psalm 22:21
Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns
Reflections: The Psalmist speaks about the ‘lion’s mouth’ and the ‘horns of the unicorn’. Each of these expressions figuratively speaks of intense danger and trouble. From this narrative, we deduce that as he was held captive in the mouth of a lion, he recalled a similar condition, where though tugged by the horns of a wild ox, was miraculously rescued by God. The reflection of this testimony gave him the confidence that God will deliver him from the lion’s mouth as well. A key message derived from this experience is that God’s help is irresistible. Whether you find yourself locked up in the ‘horns of a wild animal’ or in the ‘mouth of a lion’, once God’s help sets in, it cannot be resisted. No power can resist HIS power to save. The psalmist rightly concludes ‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1).
Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you that your help is ever present and cannot be resisted.
Confession: I cannot be kept in the lion’s mouth. I am out of the grip of the horns of the unicorn.