February 7, 2022

Under His Wings

He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge.
Psalm 91:4
Just as a hen protects her brood and allows them to nestle under her wings, so the Lord will defend his people, and permit them to hide away in him. Have we not seen the little chicks peeping out from under the mother's feathers? Have we not heard their little cry of contented joy? In the same way let us shelter ourselves in our God, and feel overflowing peace in knowing that he is guarding us. 

While the Lord covers us we trust. It would be strange if we did not. How can we distrust when God himself becomes house and home, refuge and rest to us? 

This done, we return to the struggle in his Name, enjoying the same guardian care. We need shield and buckler, and when we implicitly trust God, even as the chick trusts the hen, we find his truth arming us from head to foot. The Lord cannot lie; he must be faithful to his people; His promise must stand. This sure truth is all the shield we need. Behind it we defy the fiery darts of the enemy. 

Come, my soul, hide under those great wings, lose thyself among those soft feathers! How happy thou art!
 Charles Spurgeon

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
 Philippians 4:7
Prayer after thinking about today's devotion:
O God, to know you is to live, to serve you is to reign. Defend us from every enemy, that, trusting in your protective care, we may have no fear; through the power of Jesus Christ.
 PCUSA
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After your own thanksgivings & petitions, close with the Lord's Prayer.

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