Sunday, June 16, 2013

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge. Psalm 91:4 (NIV)

Years ago when a storm came up, I went outside on the porch to watch as angry clouds sent down large raindrops that bounced off the ground so hard that they literally jumped up before hitting the ground a second time. It was amazing.

I looked up into the tree beside the porch, it's branches swaying wildly in the wind. There, on the near end of the branch was a fairly large nest. In the nest a robin stood with outstretched wings, covering her young, protecting them. The rain came down so hard but she stood her ground, hunkering down as the wind grew stronger. How caring and brave that mother bird was concerning her offspring. She endured until the end of the storm, protecting her young from the gale.

How like our Lord that bird was. His blood covers our sins, protecting us from eternal death. He endured the slings and arrows of Satan, who scorned Him until His blood spilled out, covering the sins of the entire world from Genesis to Revelation. Satan could not move Him, for He was anchored on the cross of redemption with Jehovah God backing Him up.

Have mercy on me, my God---for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. Psalm 57:1. We are invited to take cover beneath the wings of our Creator when trouble overtakes us.

Father, our trust is in You. Today we have Your assurance that we will be protected if we rely on Your Word to guide us each day. Amen.

(c) 2013 Evelyn B. Ryan

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