What an unlikely pair! I wouldn’t think a rodent would snuggle up to a bird! But this one does and enjoys the added warmth and comfort of the bird’s wing. The bird’s instinct to cover and protect extends to an unlikely recipient but he seems content to stay there. Maybe they have both been domesticated and have grown up together. How else would there be that level of trust with each other?
Today’s verse describes another unusual pair, the Lord and me. He is all powerful and I am weak and vulnerable, in need of protection. God is pictured as a bird with strong encompassing wings. Under those wings is found protection, warmth and comfort. His wings provide refuge from everythin negative in life. He is faithful to love and protect His own.
Under His wings is a comforting place. I run there especially when I am confused and sad. He never disappoints me. I may not get answers to the questions I am asking, but somehow the warmth of His love makes those questions less important. Just being encircled there close to His side puts everything in perspective. He is in control and His control is good.
The second verse of William Cushing’s hymn says, “Under His wings, what a refuge in sorrow. How the heart yearningly turns to His rest. Often when earth has no balm for my healing. There I find comfort and there I am blessed.” He is always there opening up those wings and beckoning me to come close. How beautiful He is!
Help me Lord to find the shelter of Your wings today.