What started me thinking along this line: I went to work one morning a few years back. I normallyworked by myself and was the one who opened the door with no one around.
I opened the door and heard the sound of a door in the basement closing. Yikes! Spooky! Especially since I've never heard it before.
To make a long story short, I evenually found the reason for the sound, but not before I felt that ripple of fear trail through my veins.
Shortly afterwards, this huge German Shepherd showed up on the doorstep, peered in the floor-to-ceiling windows at me. He had a collar and tag, but kept hanging around. He was so friendly he was practically lolling on the ground, wanting attention. He was adorable.
He--along with spooky sound--was what shifted my brain into thinking about all the protectors in the world.
Was HE my protector that morning?
What/Who else? Can our attitudes be a protector? The way we think and react in a situation. Doesn't that, at times, protect us from an incoming hurt? When we shed off that slight that would otherwise crush our feelings, because we decide to do so? Isn't that a form of protection?
What about prevention? Think about the healthful things we do to keep from getting sick, or the medicines/oils we use, etc. There's also exercise, diet, weight-watching and regular doctor checkups that we participate in.
Don't we read to prevent boredom and ignorance?
Why do we bathe? To prevent people from shunning you? For your own personal satisfaction?
Then there's God. He can be our best and greatest protector in everything. Temptations, depression,
wrong choices, and life in general. He is our encourager and guide to our eternal home. He is our everything, including protector in danger and trials.
He is a sure and mighty arm. Lean hard on Him. He'll never fail.
Spring is here.
The earth is stirring.
Flowers are bursting forth
with the water works the skies shed on earth.
Warm weather is in the works.
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