The God Who Shields Us

“The Lord is… my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
Psalm 18:2

On a visit to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, I marveled at the capsules that carried our first astronauts into space. Their heatshields fascinated me. These protective layers of special material were all that kept the men inside from being burned up as the spacecraft sliced through the atmosphere on its way to splashdown.

There is another kind of shield that I find even more amazing – the vast magnetic field that surrounds the earth. Called the heliosphere, this magnetic forces shelters our entire solar system from harmful cosmic rays. Without it, life on earth would end.

Recalling the astronauts’ heatshield and reading about our solar system’s heliosphere made me think of the greatest protective shield of all – God Himself. David wrote, “The Lord is … my shield and … my stronghold.” He knew that the Lord could keep him secure in a hostile world. We too can know that same confidence. Even though Satan may attack us and evil may surround us, the Lord is our protector. Whenever we are frightened by circumstances or feel that the forces against us are too much, we can take comfort in knowledge that God’s protective shield is more powerful than anything man or nature can provide – DCE

GOD IS NO SECURITY AGAINST LIFE’S STORMS, BUT HE IS PERFECT SECURITY IN LIFE’S STORMS.

 

Read: Psalm 18: 1-6