“The eternal God is a dwelling place,
And underneath are the everlasting arms; Deuteronomy 33:27
It’s cold outside.
The temperatures here are reading below zero, and if weather predictions are to be believed, we will have to deal with these arctic conditions for the next 24-36 hours. As a precaution and safety measure against accidents and the threat of frost-bite, City Officials are advising residents to stay inside and to avoid being outside at all cost. No one however, had to advise my little Doey of this precaution. Once she discovered how cold it was outside, she ran for the safest place she knew.
Long before winter brought it’s cold temperatures and threatening conditions, Doey discovered a safe place of her own. In my arms, she is the bravest, baddest, 5 pound chihuahua around. From the safety of my arms, she’s learned that nothing can disturb her, destroy her, or devour her. She is able to stare down the fiercest of her enemies ( the cat who’s much bigger than she is), stand her ground against things that go bump in the night (the sound of the neighbor closing her car door), and sleep like a baby (well she is awfully cute all curled up) knowing that I’m watching over her.
We have a place like that too.
Life may bring us storms and cold temperatures, but God is a place of refuge for us in all seasons and all situations. He is the place where we can fear no evil. Of any kind. The place where safety and security are ours to claim.The place where we can always count on Him to be there, to watch over us, and to always keep us. And just as Doey discovered, before the first sign of danger ever appears or makes its presence known in our lives, He is the place we can run to for shelter. The place we can know we are loved.
Its cold outside.
But we are safe. In His care. In His arms. In His Love.
Today’s Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for always being there with a heart that loves me and arms that hold me. In Jesus’s Name I pray, Amen.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge; Psalm 91:4