2006-04-12 - What's Outside Your Window?
He will shield you with his wings. He will shelter you with his feathers. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Psalm 91:4 (NLT)
Without fail, there's a bird chirping every morning outside my window. Its melody is better than the buzz of the alarm clock. After its harmonious tune, the bird goes on to finding worms in the yard. Other winged friends join the chorus and use the lawn to find nourishment. Several find a swinging house designed just for them. Others opt for the ground under the birdhouse, to pick at the leftover seeds. In Psalm 91, God chose to emulate unique bird qualities and compare them to how He protects us. God uses His wings to guard us, and God uses His feathers to cover you and me. He knows what we need.
God invites us under His wings for protection. With God as our protector, there is no need to fear day and night (verse 5). With this new knowledge, how can we let fear control even a crevice of our being?
God, Forgive me when I have been afraid. I want to put Psalm 91 into practice and cast my cares on you, my refuge and protector. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.