Good Morning Beloved


Psalm 36:5-7

 “Your lovingkindness, O Lord, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; Your judgments are like a great deep. O Lord, You preserve man and beast. How precious is your lovingkindness, O God!  And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of your wings.”

Here King David is trying to describe the attributes of God in terms he could understand: heavens, skies, mountains, great deep. David knew God’s glorious nature was above human understanding but in order to try to put depth to them he used terms a reader could possibly understand. Remember all scripture is “God breathed” ( 2 Timothy 3:16), so as David is writing he is being directed by the Holy Spirit Himself. When you try to describe something big you might say “it was as big as a house” or “that thing was huge like an elephant!” David is describing God’s lovingkindness, faithfulness, righteousness, judgments in terms to which one could relate. In the later part of verse 7 he says we take refuge in the shadow of God’s wings. Interesting how the bible uses that term “shadow of Your wing” as an illustration of protection   (Deuteronomy 32:11, Isaiah 31:5 as examples). The hovering Spirit mirrors the intense brooding that a parent eagle engages in about it’s nest. An eagle builds it’s nest high in a tree fully exposed. The nests are 5 ft in length or longer. The mother eagle spends her time hovering over the nest which is the nests only protection from predators. As she tires the father eagle takes a turn. During the nesting period the male will continually bring fresh green sticks and twigs to the nest. No one really knows why but some think it is for more shaded protection for the baby eaglets. 98% of the time the nests are guarded as the mighty eagle spreads their wings over the fragile eggs. Nothing will get near those eggs! No squirrel, rat, opossum, gull or anything will challenge that momma eagle! And definitely NOT the daddy eagle. Those fragile eggs soon to be baby eaglets are safe under the shelter of those wings. Say the mom leaves the nest for that 2% of time and a squirrel sees his chance when suddenly there appears a wing shaped shadow. Doom for that audacious squirrel! Those eggs are still safe even in that wing’s shadow. We know that our mighty God is with us 100% of the time. He never leaves us. We are constantly in the shadow of His wings where we find refuge and protection. God is our protector, shield, strength, fortress, deliverer, defender, strong tower, a very present help in time of our deepest need! Rest in the shade of that protection. Cozy up to the fine softness of those mighty wings that are there to preserve you. Remember, if God is FOR you who can be against you? You are safe under His wings. ❤

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  1. Wow! I am revisiting your posts Ms. Terrie. And this one is powerful. "The shadow of God's wing." What beautiful imagery it brings to me.
    I know several people who are going through very trying times right now. I am praying that they feel "the shadow of God's wings" over them and feel his tower of strength holding them, and you. I am grateful for it all.
    Thank you Terrie for being my tower of strength in those needed moments…hearing you speak about our God and also having the energy and spirit to write such beautiful words of wisdom are definitely a God send.

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