I have been enjoying a nice quiet day at home alone. The kids are off at my mom’s with their cousins and Wes is at Agri-Trade. So I took some time today to read more from the book “He Loves Me” by Wayne Jacobsen. This chapter has been talking about Jesus as our protective covering. Here is a portion from the chapter:
Cover yourself in him. Learn to live under his wings today and everyday for the rest of your life. How do you do that? By coming to rest in the security of his love for you, allowing it to hold you in the most brutal of circumstances.
Of course that is far easier said than done. When difficulties press in around us, we are most likely to doubt God’s motives toward us. Could that be the voice of the serpent still whispering in our ears? “If God’s not going to give you what you think you need, maybe you should go get it yourself.” Or perhaps he uses Ben Franklin’s words: “God helps those who help themselves.”