“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge.” Psalm 91:1-2, 4
When I lived in Yakima, Washington, it was quite common to see a covey of California Quail scratching for food among the dried grass. One day as I came home from work there were quail in my driveway. I was able to cautiously walk up onto my deck to watch as the hen, her eight chicks and the male quail strutted by. Suddenly they became frightened and quickly fled toward the dried stalks in my flowerbed. As I watched them scatter, the chicks all dove under the hen’s wings while she swelled up to about three times her normal size.
What a perfect visual of the first several verses of Psalm 91. Just as the chicks sought shelter under the hen’s wings, so too does God shelter us when we are afraid. When we run to Him, we can trust that He will spread his wings and grant us refuge from the many storms we face in life.
By Sherry Yarger
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