Covered

CoveredToday’s Word: ‘Covered’ as in… we are, indeed, covered, as with a blanket, with God’s amazing grace and extravagant love.

Have you ever been really chilled, really cold? Do you have a favorite blanket that you wrap up in? When we feel lonely, or tired, or even ‘under the weather’ it can be healing, comforting to wrap up in a blanket where we can feel warm, safe, secure.

Try this: find your favorite blanket, then find a place where you can be quiet and alone. When you’re still, settled, take that blanket and wrap it around your shoulders. How does that make you feel? Surrounded? Held? Known?

Now put the blanket over your head and let it come down around you as far as it will go. How would you describe the moment? Dark? Warm? Safe? Secure? Quiet?

Consider these words from Psalm 27:5…

“For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.”

Have you ever needed to hide? Have you ever been in trouble?

Try this: put the blanket back over your head. Close your eyes and breathe deeply.

Ahhh… let’s do that again.

Okay, take another breath and, once again.

Once again, bring to mind the words from Psalm 27:5…

“For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.”

I want you to imagine the warmth and light of God’s presence; Immanuel – God with us, God for us. Imagine an embrace; God’s arms wrapping around you. Imagine God holding you, protecting you, surrounding you, covering you with love, with grace. God surrounds you, God covers you – like the warmest, safest blanket.

Tomorrow, as you rest, reset and renew, let the words from Psalm 27:5 cover you.

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