More From Charles Earl Harrel

June 26, 2018 by Charles Earl Harrel (Oregon)

When I was younger and involved with Boy Scouts, my friends and I often played a game called Ringalevio — a variation of Hide & Seek — when we camped together. After several losses during the game, I finally discovered the perfect hiding place — a rocky hillside near our campsite. I simply climbed the hill, stood on a large boulder, and waved my arms at the opponents. Whenever they got close, I moved to a higher rock. They never caught me because I stayed ahead of their approach.  

In my meditation, I relate a similar scenario where David finds the perfect hiding place, high upon a rock. That rock of safety showed him God's greatness. We all have access to this same spiritual rock in Christ. May God lead each of us to “the rock that is higher than I” (Psalm 61:2, NIV).  

For more information about my writing ministry, I hope you will visit my website, “The High Call of Writing,” at

Log In to leave a comment
Ur sidebarheader devotional

About Daily Devotional

The Upper Room magazine's mission is to provide a practical way to listen to scripture, connect with believers around the world, and spend time with God each day.

Read More Watercolor image by: Guy MOLL

Lauren b. headshot square

The Holy Service of Motherhood

"When I became a parent, I struggled to find God within the chaotic world where I now lived. I was used to contemplative prayer, to silence and service and listening for God’s still, small voice in quiet, hidden spaces. Suddenly none of my life felt quiet or hidden – it was all loud, messy, and exposed." Discover more.