by Pastor Greg Laurie
In the Refuge of His Wings
He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge - Psalm 91:4
The Psalmist tells us that we can find safety and refuge when we come to God: "He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge" (Psalm 91:4). The picture the psalmist provides here is that of a mother bird hovering around her young.
I read the story of a farmer who watched in dismay as his farm burned to the ground. After the fire, he walked around the charred rubble of his farm and found the body of a hen that had been burned in the fire. Frustrated, the farmer gave the hen a kick with his boot and it turned over dead. But underneath was a little chick, who was still alive. You see, when the fire ignited, the mother hen scurried over to her chick and wrapped her wings around him to protect him. She lost her life in the process, but her chick lived.
God's message for us is that we can take refuge in the wings of the Almighty. He will put His wings around us. He will protect us.
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