Hovering Over Us

He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings. (Deuteronomy 32:10-11)

In the book of Deuteronomy, the Lord reminded His people how, when they were wandering in the desert, He cared for them as a loving parent who hovers over its young. He never left them, but was like an eagle “that spreadeth abroad her wings” to catch its children and “beareth them on her wings” (32:11). He wanted them to remember that although they experienced hardship and strife in the desert, He didn’t abandon them.

We too may face challenges of many kinds, but we can take comfort and courage in this reminder that our God will never leave us. When we feel that we are falling, the Lord like an eagle will spread His wings to catch us (v. 11) as He brings us peace.

Father God, Your love as a parent is greater than anything I can imagine. May my confidence rest in You, and may I share Your love with others. Amen.

When I read this it reminded me of a saying I have mentioned before and for some reason I feel it bears repeating and I pray it encourages and uplifts someone right where they are today. When God leads you to the edge of difficulty, Trust Him fully, because only two things will happen. Either He will catch you when you fall or He will teach you how to fly. He will never abandon you. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (Psalm 119:105) Remember, no matter what you face, He’s still God!!

Have a wonderful day in The Lord!

Today’s Reading is Deuteronomy 32:7-12