Sunday, February 1, 2009

Hidden in the Shadow of His Wings - By Bud Hance

Psalm 17:8 (NASB)
Keep me as the apple of the eye;
Hide me in the shadow of Thy wings,

Just as we protect the pupils ("apples") of our eyes, so God will protect us. We must not conclude, however, that we have somehow missed God's protection if we experience troubles. God's protection has far greater purposes than helping us avoid pain; it is to make us better servants for him. God also protects us by guiding us through painful circumstances, not only by helping us escape them.

The "shadow of your wings" is a figure of speech symbolizing God's protection. He guards us just as a mother bird protects her young by covering them with her wings.

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