Monday, December 18, 2017

Under His Wing…

An article in National Geographic several years ago provided a penetrating picture of God’s wings…

After a forest fire in Yellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess their inferno’s damage. One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother’s wings.

The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise. She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies.

When the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast. Because she had been willing to die, those under the cover of her wings would live…

“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his

wings you will find refuge;…….” (Psalm 91:4)

Being loved this much should make a difference in your life. Remember The One who loves you, and then be different because of it.

This is an incredible story….God is soooooo awesome!! He loves us so much and shows us in so many ways. I am constantly amazed at how the Lord provides for my family…. how He protects us from those who wish to harm us….and what He reveals to me in His Word during our quiet times. I read the entire passage of Psalm 91…Wow….1 have been so concerned about all the terrible things going on all over the world and God knew what I needed to read to give me that “peace”….How could I have forgotten?…..that same “peace” that He knew all of us military wives (and our men) needed during Desert storm…….

  • “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God,in Him I will trust. Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence, He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall

    not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him.”

    I’m sorry this was so long……maybe someone else needed to hear what I needed to hear.

    Blessings to you and yours,
    Lisa Short, Wife to David, Mama to Francis (13), Brian (11), & Jonathon (7 mo.), 2nd Mama to my sister’s quiver

    **Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God**


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