The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Psalm 46:11
The Lord of hosts.
The King of all creation.
The Commander of the armies of heaven.
He is with us.
It’s an amazing truth, but in some ways, it sounds like how my grandfather was “with” General Patton at the Battle of the Bulge. He was, but so were tens of thousands of other American troops.
God is not like that though. He’s not distant.
He is the God of Jacob.
The God of the individual.
The God who chooses to know us personally, intimately.
The God who meets us where we are, who shelters us.
The Lord of hosts. The God of Jacob.