Under His Wings
We all love birds! We are fascinated by them! They display beautiful colors that intrigue birdwatchers. They soar through the air with little effort, making all of us wish we could fly! They are tiny and large, sing beautiful songs, create amazing nests and make God’s beautiful earth even more wonderful. And feathers, they’re fun to discover and great for pillows! Who doesn’t love a feather?
The Bible speaks of God’s feathers! In Psalm 91 we find “He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under His wings.” In Psalm 36, David states that God’s love is so valuable that people take refuge in the shadow of His wings. These are the scriptures that must have inspired William Cushing who wrote over 300 hymns, including “Under His Wings”.
The hymn reminds us that we are sometimes attacked with fears, despair, grief, discouragement and other negative thoughts. Life can throw difficult things at us, we can be lonely, in pain and afraid. But, there is a place of protection and refuge. We can find peace for the soul. Songs of praise can give us the strength we need till He carries us home. He is ever faithful. He will never leave us or forsake us.
Prayer: Our sweet heavenly Father, thank you that your wings are always there to carry me, care for me, and catch me when I fall. Shelter this group of precious people as we seek to honor you through the work of the Order. Guide our leaders. Protect us in our travels. Keep us ever safe “under your wings”. Amen
Ellen Williamson, LMCC, Mississippi