My friend Miss Betty told me I needed to share this little story, so here goes...
Recently, I was unexpectedly blessed with a few days of recuperation at the beach.
I contemplated the visual. I stared at the gentle eyes, and wondered for a moment what God really looks like. The image was sweet and comforting, even if stereotypical. He seemed to be looking at me with a little smile on his face. I fumbled around for my cell phone to take a picture, but the clouds had morphed into a different shape by the time I managed to dig it out of the beach bag.
The eye of God “going to and fro over all the earth?”
I can’t stay still for long, so I started walking down the familiar shoreline to the inlet. Families were out on the sandbars together, playing in the surf. Adorable children were everywhere, making me long for James.
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
my God, in whom I trust."
and from the deadly pestilence.
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
and see the punishment of the wicked.
even the LORD, who is my refuge-
no disaster will come near your tent.
to guard you in all your ways;
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
and show him my salvation."
(p.s. In case it's hard to tell, the picture is of the tail-end of the 'wings' apparition. Of course by the time I pulled out the phone, it had already started to change. But you can still get the idea.)