Have you ever experienced God’s protection? Has He ever stepped in and kept you from harm? Whether the harm coming was physical, emotional, financial, has God ever intervened on your behalf?
There have been times in my life when God has taken control and kept me from going overboard. The stories are numerous. All I know is that it is powerful and life-changing. How many of us have stories that start with the line, “I wouldn’t be here today if God hadn’t…”?
I began to think about God’s awesome protection this weekend while at MTSO. While wandering out in the “wilderness” on a break, I found these two ducks. The male (drake) was swimming nearby, protecting the female (hen). As I approached to take this shot, the drake began to let me know he wasn’t happy about my presence. As he quacked, the hen took notice and began to honk away. She was protecting her babies and also wasn’t happy about my presence. These two ducks would do any thing to protect the nest.
There are times in which we feel like God is distant. And then there are times when we feel like God is like these ducks…honking away at any thing that might bring us harm. And, when we sense His presence and His protection, all we can do is rejoice!
But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may rejoice in you. (Psalm 5:11)