"My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber" (Psalm 121:2-3, HCSB).
Here I am, babysitter for the evening. The kiddo was asleep before I even arrived, so my job is more that of house-sitter and overall protector. Pretty easy, if you ask me. Just the same, this child needs looking after. She's young enough that she can't be left alone, while her parents go out on a date. While my role may be a minimal one, I'm still there, protecting her as she sleeps.
There are times when we forget that God is watching out for us. Times that we forget His overarching, comforting hand. He's there, when we drive our car down the road, when we travel cross country in a plane, when we lay our head down to rest at night. He's protecting us. His angels stand guard over us, protecting our every footstep.
"For He will give His angels orders concerning you, to protect you in all your ways" (Psalm 91:11, HCSB).
In an imperfect world, full of sickness and disasters, it's sometimes hard to see our Protector's hands.
But then, I start to wonder, how many times I have been spared. How many times I chose not to go somewhere, slammed the brakes just in time, or recovered from an illness, all because my Protector deemed it so.
There is something greater at work, my friends. Someone greater who protects us, each and every day.
May you feel His protection today and everyday. May He open your eyes to the ways He moves and protects, even when you are unaware.
May you hide in the shelter of His wings.
"I will live in Your tent forever and take refuge under the shelter of your wings" (Psalm 61:4, HCSB).