Protection. Safety. Victory. Power. Love. Righteousness. Forgiveness. Life eternal.
The Shield of Christ.
“He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.” – Proverbs 30:5b
“Christ, be with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit,
Christ where I arise, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.” – St. Patrick’s Lorica
Scenario: Dismal looking day, dark and foreboding clouds overhead. You settle into your airplane seat, buckle up, and say several prayers for safety through the weather.
The plane taxis, lifts, and ascends through the clouds. Bumps and turbulence along the way cause your heart to lurch several times.
Fifteen minutes later, you are above the cloud level. The sky is brilliantly clear; sunlight all around. No turbulence and clouds look angelic below your wings. You can hardly believe it is the same day, the same sky.
Present Day: I choose today to look beyond the clouds, beyond the turbulence and the worry. To look up to the One who controls the skies and flight. The Lord Jesus alone gives peace.
I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that God is real and that He cares about me. And about you.
Ask me how I know?
Over and over, without fail, He gets me through the toughest days.
The toughest pain.
The deepest pit.
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He somehow wakes me up to a new day, fills me with new energy, with new direction and purpose.
And that can only be God.
If you don’t know, or if you are questioning, reach out to Him. Pray to Him. Read the Bible. Search, question, ask. He is there. Write to me if you’d like.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. And when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I Am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior” -Isaiah 43:2-3a