Resting Beneath The Shadow


He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

~Psalm 91:1, NIV


The safest place in all the world is in the will of God.

~Warren W. Wiersbe

You are going to have to be my age or older to understand where I am coming from; I spent my childhood days in cotton fields. I don’t know if summers were as hot then as now but they were hot and we prayed for clouds. Of course we prayed for rain but that meant only a temporary delay; as soon as the rain stopped, we had to pull weeds instead of chop and back then, I hated both with a passion. The bigger the cloud the longer we had shade from the sun. Clouds are on a continuous move so no shadow last for any length of time but any shadow was a God send and a blessing.

It takes something bigger than ourselves to create a shadow that we can rest under. The cotton fields were filled with ants and crawling insects but a man, nor even a child, can rest beneath the shadow of an ant. The ant cast a tiny shadow. Compared to man, clouds are gigantic but we have something much greater than clouds to shelter us. The Psalmist had a hen in mind most likely, “Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge.” When the mother hen perceives a threat to her little chicks, she raises her wings and the chicks take refuge underneath. I have seen it many times, the chicks literally disappear: you cannot see them and there is no way to get to them except through the hen. People now a days don’t understand the word “flogging” but I have been flogged. My brother dared me to reach beneath a sitting hen: I only did it once. She almost pecked my eyeballs out. Our Protector in the LORD and he is infinitely greater than a cloud or a hen.

Lunch at Mildred’s was very good. June and I had the buffet for 15$ plus tax. That’s not bad for two people. June was not pleased with their rating [86] but that sort of thing doesn’t bother me.

Praise report: Lilly is in remission PTL and Bob Cook is at home. Miracles on both and I give the LORD glory. I am thankful for doctors, nurses, hospitals and treatments but I give God glory. I am very thankful for St. Jude’s.

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