Hello and welcome back to my table friends! Imagine a table covered with a beautiful pink floral spring time table cloth. Basket weave chargers set at each place. A spring green linen napkin twisted into a rose type pattern placed in the middle of the charger and a plate of muffins sit in the middle. A lovely coffee mug sits at each place waiting to be filled with your favorite hot beverage. It’s poured and it’s now steaming next to your muffin on a beautiful rose patterned plate. A aromatic candle burns in the center of the table. Now… let’s have our chat at the table…
Father in Heaven, please bless these words with Your power and grace. In Jesus name, Amen.
Have you ever collected feathers or simply held one and looked at it? We all have heard and used the phrase “as light as a feather” or “you could have knocked me over with a feather” or describing someone as being a “feather weight”. So how in the world can feathers protect us? Let me jump right into our verse…
Psalm 91:4 says “He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge. His faithfulness is a shield and buckler.”
I want to focus on the first part of this verse, “He will cover you with His feathers…”
While studying this verse, I discovered just what these feathers are. Some versions call them “pinions” . I learned that these specific feathers of a bird are the feathers used for flight. They are the ones used to lift the bird up up and away. They carry the bird. They have much strength in them to perform this duty.
If these are the feathers God is protecting us with, then He is protecting us with the ability to lift us up in times of sorrow. The ability to carry us through grief. The ability to have our hearts take flight. God is our protector. His feathers are big enough to shelter all of us. In times of uncertainty, He spreads His wings and invites us to gather beneath them.
I have had several prayer sessions this week involving this pandemic, isolation, and fear that is circling our world. These prayer times are a gathering under His wings… under His feathers. When we pray silently in our beds at night, we are gathering under His feathers. When we pour out our hearts to Him in fear and trembling, we are gathering under His feathers.
Take some time today and find your place under your heavenly Fathers feathers. He is waiting for you with wings out-stretched. He will shelter you and you will find comfort there. Think about how soothing it is to feel the wisps of a feather. How comforting it is to brush a feather across your cheek. Let the feathers of the Lord sooth you in these most trying times Gather under His wings table family… just gather. Blessings to each of you 🙂