Monday, January 10, 2011

Under His Wings

"He found him in a desert land,
And in the howling waste of a wilderness;
He encircled him, He cared for him,
He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.

Like an eagle that stirs up its nest,
That hovers over its young,
He spread His wings and caught them,
He carried them on His pinions."

Deuteronomy 32: 10,11

These verses are a beautiful illustration of the Lord's tender care. When I read them, I felt so loved, so protected, so cherished. Picture Him encircling you so that no harm can come to you - guarding you as carefully as He would His own eye.

Picture Him making a comfortable place for you to rest, and then hovering over you to make sure all is well.

Imagine taking flight on your own and beginning to fall, only to have Him swoop down and catch you with His strong wings. Then rest in the sure knowledge that He will carry you to safety.

I am thankful:

- for the Father's infinite care

- that He loves each of us with such tenderness

- for the safety and strength of His wings

- for rest in His presence

- that in the midst of a chaotic world we have a place of safety

- that He is control

- for new beginnings

- for soft candle light and sweet aromas

- for rain

- for mercy and grace

linking (a wee bit late) to Ann's gratitude community


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