|Under the Shadow of His Wings|
|Friday, 21 April 2017 12:00|
BY Berlie G. Yap
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most Highwill abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”’ (Ps. 91:1-2, ESV)
God’s daily protection is what our common prayers for ourselves, loved-ones and closer people in our hearts. Nobody knows what is ahead of him. In fact, short as the five seconds after now, we do not know what to transpire then! It is just the Lord who knows everything. One of His characteristics, as mentioned countless of times in the Holy Bible, that He is omniscient. Meaning God is all-knowing.
It defines our total humanity, that we are limited to our human sight. Such includes to know our future. Because if one has any hint, at least what to happen within the day, many have already escaped from accidents, deathsor any horror, which can befall to us unknowingly. It is this very reason that we ought to be totally dependent to our Creator.
God offers that we can dwell in His shelter. And in such holy presence, we will have the absolute immunity. The presence of God is free from any harm or whatever form of danger. Thus, the safest place to be is under the presence of the almighty. One preacher kept to say on his radio program, during the 80’s and the 90’s, I also cannot forget his lines, that safety is not the absence of troubles. But it is in the presence of the Lord.
Said preacher went to be with the Lord also, a couple of years ago. We live in a broken world. Sin destroyed the wholeness of creation. Sin brings sickness and death to humankind. There was a man who had lived much as 969 years old. His name was Methuselah; you can read his story in the book of Genesis, but then he also died. Death is a reality. St. Paul explained, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom. 6:23, NIV)
All of us will die one day. Such eventual state is an inevitable process to any human being in the planet. Albeit, inasmuch, we wish that when the Lord may translate us to the next life, it would be peaceful and never be a brutal one.