For He guards the course of the just and protects the way of His faithful ones.
As I was leaving the congestion of the airport terminal yesterday, a bus nearly rolled over the car I was driving. The first word to pass my lips was not a prayer, but, an exclamation of sheer terror. Had I sneezed or even glanced to my left I would have been run over by a negligent bus driver who seemed to think the road was his and everyone else needed to get out of his way.
God’s guardian angels certainly protected us, perhaps squeezing themselves in between the car and the bus, making sure I was paying attention to the road and not my passengers.
Because I chose to give my heart to God, I know that no matter what happens, He is in charge of my life. Today was a day of protection. He was not ready to take me home yet.
What a wonderful assurance to know that the God of the Universe makes sure we are protected because we are His children, His faithful ones. Sometimes God does allow circumstances to happen where we are called home. But even then, He was in charge of the situation and that person’s time on earth was over and their new home in Eternity is about to begin. When I think about my Dad, grandparents and friends who have already gone to heaven because they know the Lord, I know they are waiting to see me when it’s my time. What a great reunion we will have. However, for now, I am under God’s protective wing and nothing takes Him by surprise. Not even a bus.
Think about the times God has protected you with gratitude. Are you aware, truly aware, of the times He has kept you from harm? Like me, it may be the large circumstances like a bus closing in on you or a near drowning at age 7 that you remember the most. But there are countless times in every day that God is protecting you. He has given you a guardian angel to watch over you; one whom you will one day meet! For now, rest assured you are being protected because of your love for Him.
Today, Lord, I thank You for Your protection. And I thank You for all the times you made sure I was safe, even when I am not aware.
Trusting in Him,