By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer
On the first morning of my state’s official stay-at-home mandate due to coronavirus, I walked to the end of my country lane and discovered a few other official things.
The sunrise pushed shadows out of the valley.
Deer meandered through the yard, unhurried and unworried.
Geese rose off the reservoir, honking out their flight plan.
God’s book of works (creation) confirmed His book of words: He was still God.
But this confirmation did not mean that I would blatantly ignore the authorities looking out for my welfare. It meant that I would “shelter in place” doing my part to end the health crisis in my county, state, and nation.
As I marked things off my calendar – women’s gatherings, church services, visits to loved ones, shopping, and weekly meetings, I took comfort in the fact that one very important thing would never be marked off:
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 91:1 NIV
God has often called us to shelter in Him. The peace of His presence is incomparable. His faithfulness is irreplaceable. This is why, as believers in His love and grace, we can respond in love and grace during these trying times rather than in fear and panic.
Others who don’t know Him are watching our responses. May they see obedience in our example and His peace in our eyes. May they want to know the God who is still God and loves us enough to offer us shelter.
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She caught his hand. “Where are you going?” Surely not out in the storm.
“I won’t be long, but I have to check the barn, in case it was hit by lightning.”
Fear squeezed her voice into a whisper. “What if you’re hit?”
Her plea drew longing across his features, and again he fingered her hair back. “Stay here. Please—this time—do as I ask.”
How could she not? ~An Improper Proposal
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