Thursday, December 1, 2016


In Psalm 17:8-9, we read: “Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings, From the wicked who oppress me, From my deadly enemies who surround me.”

“I’m the ugliest person in my class, Grandfather.” Cing stood before the hall mirror, tears filling her eyes.

“Who told you such nonsense?”

Cing looked at the reflection of Grandfather behind her. “I can see and everybody says so.”

“Did you hurt someone’s feelings?” She shook her head. “Talk out of turn?” Another head shake. “What is this really about?” Grandfather knelt by her, took her hand.

“Cause...cause I have freckles.” She stretched out her arm. “Everywhere.” She flung her arms around Grandfather.

“But I love your freckles. Your grandmother has freckles. That’s why I married her. Freckles show that you’re not perfect. Well, almost.” With fingers under her chin, he lifted Cing’s face.

“You’re supposed to say that. You’re my grandfather.”

“Hold on a sec.” Grandfather slipped on his overcoat, came back to Cing. “Okay. Step this way.” He tucked her inside. “If someone comes in, who do they see?”

“They see you. I’m hidden.”

“Exactly. But are you still alive? Able to think for yourself?”

“Course.  I’m still me. You’re funny, Grandfather.” She smiled.

Just as Cing hid under her grandfather’s overcoat, so we are hidden under the shadow of the wings of the Almighty. When Cing realized her position of protection, she felt safe.

Kingdom Thinking. The Lord Jesus promises not only to provide for me but to never leave nor forsake me. He loves me with an everlasting love. He sees my problems, no matter the size, as an opportunity to show He can handle them. He offers the same to you. When you look into the mirror, who do you see? He’ll hid you under His wings. Won’t you come to Him?