Friday, 08 September 2017 10:53

The Shadow of Your Wings

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Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,
for in you my soul takes refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
until the disaster has passed.”

-        David, While Running from Saul (Ps 57)

What struck me about this Psalm is David’s phrase, “…until the disaster has passed.”

For obvious Irma reasons we share in David’s plight, and in his refuge in God. This psalm appears to have been created in a cave while David was “hunkered down” hiding from Saul who was hunting him in a jealous rage.

It’s the nature of pending disaster that caught my spirit.

First of all they happen…a fallen world produces both jealous rage and raging storms…

Secondly, amid serious circumstances, David turns and looks for “the shadow of” God’s wings. The image, (taken from the maternal security offered to birds in the nest) is designed to provide universal assurance in specific ways we have need…

My David inspired prayer,
Lord have mercy on us as Irma comes ashore, have mercy
            For in you will our souls take refuge.
Move us to whatever place is the shadow of your wings
            Until the storm has passed.” 
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Pastor Karl Galik

Pastor Karl Galik is the Pastor at Peace Lutheran Church in Naples Florida.

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