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Make the Story Come Out Right

“Cities of Refuge” were designated cities to which one who had accidentally committed manslaughter could run in order to escape the pursuit of the avenger of blood. No part of Palestine was more than 30 miles away from a city of refuge. Provisions were made so principal roads were always open, every river bridged, and every turn marked so that a man who was running for his life might have a chance. You can read about these cities in Numbers 35, Deuteronomy 19, and Joshua 20. I am not guilty of manslaughter (some people better thank God for His restraining grace in my life), but there have been times when I needed a “city of refuge.” Maybe you too have experienced times when you wanted to go somewhere and cry out, “I’m beat!,” “I’ve had it!,” “I am sunk!” Times when you felt like you were running for your life. When you didn’t know if you could hang on any longer. When you needed someone to be kind and tenderhearted, gentle and sensitive (Ephesians 4:32, NLT & The Message).   I am so thankful …