"Keep me as the apple of your eye; Hide me under the shadow of your wings," Psalm 17:8
IN JESUS TODAY!
What is it about shadows or shade that we like? It is a place of safety or refuge, the shade that preserves us from the heat of the day. Jesus is this shade and refuge as he preserves us from the fiery inferno that some deny exists. However, there is a hell friends just as there is a heaven, both of these exist. Hell of course exist for the unjust who refuse to confess Jesus as their Lord and Savior and heaven exists for all who accept Jesus, believe that he died and was raised again, and confess him to be the Lord and Savior of their life! This is God's love, as we read, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16 and, "And anyone not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Revelation 10:15 The shadow of Jesus' wings protects us and keeps us from this lake of fire, Jesus keeps us hidden and cool in the shade of his wings, this is his mercy and love for us, knowing that without him we would perish! Jesus' love for us is like no other, as we read, "Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods, so is my beloved among the sons, I sat down in his shade with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste." Song of Solomon 2:3 Friends, Jesus wants us to see if he is all that he says! As we read, "O taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the man that trusteth in him." Psalm 34:8
There is no greater love, no greater peace, no greater place of safety from the heat of the day and the troubles of this world! We can nestle in his shade just like the birds of the air have shade in the trees, we have shade in him!