Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Under His Wings

He will cover you with his feathers,

    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
Psalm 91:4 NIV

Not long ago, I found a nest in a bush near our driveway. The day I found it, there were two eggs inside. When I checked the nest the following day, I found three eggs instead of two. The mother bird was on the nest when I went over, but she flew away when I approached. For a while, I caught glimpses of her out of the corner of my eye, but then I lost sight of her. She didn't lose sight of me. As soon as I stepped away for a few seconds, she settled right back on the nest, snuggling down on the eggs. I have no doubt she would have put up a fuss if I had posed a serious threat to her babies.
As I was thinking about this, I remembered that God is described as having us under His wings. When it seems that we are left vulnerable and alone, He is really right there, just like that mama bird. He is watching over us and protecting us, even when it doesn't look or feel like it.
I'm going to have to trust that is true for our situation too, and I need to remember that He is sovereign, and that His ways and timing are best.
Pray: Father, thank you for reminding me that even in the dark and difficult places, you are right there with us, protecting us and loving us through it. Amen.