Monday, February 2, 2009
His Holy Name '09 Protector
This 12x12 scrapbook page is for Patter Cross's year-long challenge His Holy Name. This week we were asked to study the attribute of God as Protector. I had a wonderful time yesterday afternoon looking up verses on BibleGateway. I looked at verses with protection, tower, and refuge. I kept coming back to the same verse... Psalm 5:11-12 "But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield." What a wonderful image of God spreading His protection over us. But the part that intrigues me about this verse is the part that says "let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them sing for joy." Usually, when we are in a situation where we are seeking God's protection, it's because of a bad time in our life... maybe the loss of a job, or difficulty meeting our financial obligations. But this verse calls us to "sing for joy". I love that! We are to seek God's protection with a glad heart. Helps to but it all in perspective doesn't it. Bad things WILL happen, but when we lean on God to protect us, we can find joy in the sorrow. Have a blessed week!