“He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge.
His truth is your shield and armour.”
C.B. Morelock, a reputable World War Two correspondent, reported what appeared to be an unexplainable, but miraculous occurrence. Sixty German aircraft strafed 400 British soldiers on the sands of Dunkirk Beach. With absolutely no place to take cover, the men were sprayed repeatedly with machine guns and pummelled by bombs.
Not one single British soldier was hit though, and it was recorded that every man walked off that beach without a scratch. But they did walk off the beach with a new song of deliverance in their hearts. C.B. relates, “I have personally been told that the men on that beach shouted Psalm ninety-one at the tops of their lungs.”
God’s Word and his Spirit are better refuge than any bunker or fortress we could ever build or construct with our own strength and resources. But we have to seek refuge in Him, and not ourselves.
I read the previous story out of a book entitled, “Psalm 91”, and the author, Peggy Ruth, went on to explain how a mother hen will cluck a special call for her baby chicks whenever a predator is spotted. Then the mother hen will open her feathers, and the chicks will seek refuge under her wings.
Basically, the baby chicks have all the protection they need under the feathers of the mother hen, but they have to humble themselves, and take cover underneath her wings. The same applies with the protection and provision of God.
Right now people are starting to freak because of the economy and political unrest. But money, media, and the government don’t have the resources to give us the abundant protection and provision that we already have in God. We’re on a different beach now, but we need to take cover under the same feathers they did.
By Aaron F. Jeffers