August Evening at Middle Earth!
August 1, 2015
I like to call this place Middle Earth…cause it’s about as close as you can get!
It’s a chilly evening here on the equator after a lovely sunny day! Crickets are chirping and I’m about to dive into another writing session. Working diligently on a book titled “Celtic Cross.” I’m hoping it will inspire and encourage all of us to continue through the trials, heartaches and difficult situations living in a sinful world can bring.
The great news is that Jesus is so much bigger than any of our problems…He has shown Himself mighty so many times…rescuing me from spitting cobras, brush fires, tribal uprisings, terrorist attacks, huge tarantulas and scorpions…and all the everyday stuff that wears you thin and would keep a body from pressing on.
Most recently, I was struggling, discouraged and honestly a bit depressed…but in that, prompted to pick up my guitar and sing praises. Halfheartedly I began a wonderful song taken right from scripture, my broken voice taking a lot of effort to eek out the song, yet, it is right to praise the Lord in every circumstance, because He can hear our hearts despite the corruption of the body.
“Your love oh Lord, reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness stretches to the sky…”
As I reached the chorus, I felt something tenderly brush up against my shoulder, like the wings of a bird. Now being in Africa, and dodging all kinds of deadly crawling things, it frightened me…I thought, “Is this gonna require the fly swatter or the machete?” But looking around, nothing was amiss… Upon resuming the song, a great big smile and laugh rang out as I realized the lyric I had been singing at that moment….
”I will find my strength in the shadow of your wings!”
God created the heavens and the earth, so to lift the veil between, with a wee touch of an angel wing, or his very own hand at that particular moment, for him is not even the blink of an eye, but I was so comforted and given an abundance of peace! Jesus does speak to us in the most amazing ways and I hope that brings comfort to you as well!
Be well and encouraged dear ones! Fear not…for the Lord is mighty to save!!!