“The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.”
If you’ve never seen a mother bird gather her young under her wings, you’ve missed out on one of the sweetest pictures in creation of the Lord’s care for His children. As the mother hovers over her nest of baby birds, she gently swoops each of them closer together so that she may cover them with her feathered wings. She does this to protect and soothe her young within the secret place of her nest.
Psalm 91 gives us a picture of how we can find safety beneath the Lord’s wings.
“He that dwelleth 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 will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”
The young birds learn to trust their mother as she swoops them into safety with her wings. They trust in her wings. They trust her.
How has the Lord swooped you under the shadow of His trusting wings?
“My way was filled with danger, I felt alone
The enemy had singled me, Out to do me wrong.
And when he drew near, My heart filled with fear;
Then I heard Someone dear; calling me to His side
And I ran under His wings.
There He covered me, and now I can see.
And the enemy still looks for me, But what he can’t see;
Is that I’m under my Lord’s wings!
Under His wings, Under His wings! Who from His love can sever?
Under His wings, My soul shall abide; Safely abide forever!”
Trust Him to carry you through today!
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