Everyday Promises – 311

The protection of God

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.  Psalm 5:11 NIV

 Karl felt hopeless and discouraged after he had done all he could to secure and strengthen the little cottage he shared with his mother. Their home sat in tranquil bliss on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Every piece of furniture had been pushed against the windows and doors. Everything had been bolted and locked, yet what good would it do against an army? Soon the village would be in smoldering ruins, supplies stolen and people killed. To add to their misery a blizzard began to scourer the log walls. Yet his mother sat serenely reading her Bible and praying for God’s protection. She shared the words of a poem with Karl.  “Around us a wall our God shall rear, And our proud foes will quail in fear.”   Karl scoffed.  Surely not even God could save them now.  Later that night the storm abated. Karl could hear the tramp of the approaching army. In fear he listened to the fire of guns and the screams of people. Yet soon the sounds died away as the army passed on. Karl was mystified. How could that be? In the morning he had to dig his way out of the cottage. To his astonishment the cottage had been completely covered in snow. God had spread his protection over them. There is nothing impossible for God. We need but pray and trust in his mighty power. He is a refuge for all who love him.


photo by pixabay-pexels                     Story: How God Used A Snowdrift by J R Beeke & D Kleyn. Quote from p 94.

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