Without his covering, we are left naked, exposed to the trials of this fallen world with no one to comfort and save us.
Without HIS mighty wings spread over us, we are left, longing, unfulfilled, fighting for survival, lost. But He doesn’t leave us like that.
No, instead he spreads out his glorious wings and envelopes us, warms us, feeds us, nurtures and nourishes us, through his word, his spirit and his congregation of believers.
And we get to soar with him like eagles and he lifts us up with 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.
This is who he is. The one who covers and protects. He strengthens and provides. He empties himself out daily, nourishing us for the journey. Protecting us from the enemy.
“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?”
What a blessing it is to have the cover of Christ.
Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. (Matthew 6:33 Msg)
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