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Under His Wing

Isaiah 31:5a

“Like birds hovering, so the LORD of hosts will protect Jerusalem; he will protect and deliver it.”

I recently took my family on a hike to a historic cabin that overlooked a beautiful mountain river, and it was a neat experience for all of us. But that night, right before bed, my six-year-old son Micah broke down into sobs and told us that he was scared of that house. Even though he’d loved jumping on the porch and looking through the windows, thinking back on those old, beat up boards and shattered glass-panes haunted his little mind. Although I don’t like to admit it, he’s growing up. He’s not afraid of a bogey in the closet anymore; he’s grappling with the harsh reality of life in a broken-down, boarded-up world. And all I can do is hold him close, let him feel my strength, and remind him that God is bigger than anything he’s scared of, and that nothing will hurt him while I’m around.

Christian, I don’t know what you’re afraid of today, I don’t know what’s eating you up inside even now, but take heart: you’re in your Father’s arms! You’re surrounded by His love and compassion and strength, and hell’s armies are powerless in His presence.