From Anita Wood
The psalmist wrote, ‘Protect/keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings’. [Ps. 17.8] We turn to Almighty God to carefully watch and guard us. What a wonderful thing to keep in our minds as our circumstance changes every few hours. This brings peace and confidence.
Sunday morning I listened to prayers, reminding us of God’s love and awareness of every detail… that God is aware of “even the smallest sparrow’s fall; how nothing can separate us from His love”
The psalmist asked God to protect us as ‘the apple of Your eye’. Many know my husband Ed has very limited eyesight; his doctors advise him routinely to protect and guard his sight— to protect that eye and keep it healthy and safe. Our Heavenly Father is so much more dedicated to our welfare than we are, but remember he gave us a brain wherewith to apply His wisdom as we maneuver these difficult days.
A favorite verse is from Philippians 4:7, ‘and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.’
The word-picture for ‘guard’ is important to remember. Paul was in prison when he wrote this epistle, and I imagine it was a place with some big burly guard standing just outside the door. Think about this illustration and reconsider what Paul said…
The guard in this verse has a name: Peace-of-God. His job is to guard your heart and mind. He is big and strong; a good and capable guard—and monitors everything that goes through the door. He guards! He’s protecting us—those inside, beyond the door… the Father’s children, you and me. [aow emphasis]
Now, this IS good news, and something to remember. Stay safe and well.