Sunday, May 18, 2008

Under the Covers

Under the Covers
May 12, 2008

Psalm 91:1 "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

Remember when you were five and slept in your own bed, maybe even in your own room for the first time. When the lights went out fear began to creep inside, but as long as you could hide under your covers, you could make it. Even if it was simply one sheet, it was a covering or protection from whatever might lurk in the darkness of your bedroom. You would pull the covers high overhead and nothing could get to you as long as you stayed totally covered up tightly. You were safe, as that covering made sure of it. No bad men could harm you and no thunder storm could rattle you, as long as you were safely under the covers; those cotton sheets were really a coat of armor made of steel.

Now as an adult, your intelligence has taken away that confidence in your bed linens. Somehow there is very little that can give you a safe feeling, that feeling of ultimate protection from all harm. There is little you can do to proect yourself from the bad men that might harm you or the thunder storm in your life that might rattle you. No matter how tightly you pull up the covers, there is nothing protecting you, or so you think.

But when we become Christians, we automatically get a new set of armored bed linens. It is called the covering of the Almightly. God reaches out over you as you sleep with everything under His command and control. Nothing can harm you. You are safe and protected from the bad men and thunderstorms of life. There is nothing that man or life can do unless the Lord allows it. Though difficulty may arise in your life, you are still protected and your soul is always safe. No matter what happens in life, you are still safe under the covering of the Almighty.

When you go to sleep tonight, rest assured that His covering is keeping you safe. Stay under it all the days of your life, as it says a few verses later "you will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day." Psalm 91:5

1. Afraid of what lurks in the dark?
2. Are you resting in the covering of the Almighty?

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