In The Shadow of His Wings!!!
January 10, 2011
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Recently, all around the world there have been reported incidences of hundreds of birds of all types: red wing black birds, doves and starlings to name a few, which have inexplicably fallen from the sky dead! Also, there have been reported again inexplicably so, dead fish.
For me this has been particularly disconcerting. Most of my adult life serving the Lord He has used His birds to communicate His goodness to me. The other day as I was speaking to a friend on the phone regarding this unusual dead bird phenomena suddenly there landed all over my back yard an entire flock of lime colored breasted finches blending in with the grass. I was instantly reminded of the Scripture in:
As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver [it; and] passing over he will preserve it. (KJV)
There as I sat discussing the dead birds, I had living beautiful lime colored breasted finches blending in with their surroundings.
It was then I realized His promise to us in:
7) A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; [but] it shall not come nigh thee. (KJV)
8) Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9) Because thou hast made the LORD, [which is] my refuge, [even] the most High, thy habitation;
10) There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11) For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12) They shall bear thee up in [their] hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
The Lord will hide us just as He hid the lime colored breasted finches by blending them with the surrounding grass. He is so great He can blend us in like camouflaged lime colored breasted finches if need be in order to protect us from the terrors in judgement that surround us in these difficult last days. We need only trust and obey Him.
I would encourage us all to read His Word daily and seek Him in prayer. That is where our protection and provision lies is hidden in the shadow of His wings.