When I first read the next line from Miss Clara’s prayer, I thought of physical protection and practical guidance. I am praying fervently that God will give our nation both, especially with the political transition taking place. Our leaders and elected leaders are in my prayers.
I decided to focus on Psalm 32 because it references both protection and guidance in that order. I read the Psalm early in the morning yesterday. After reading “shouts of deliverance”, I had this song stuck in my head the rest of the day…
As I continued to reflect on Psalm 32, I began to think of Miss Clara’s prayer in terms of spiritual protection and spiritual guidance. The Psalm begins: “Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.” In Christ, God hides us, preserves us from trouble, and delivers us. We are set free from sin. But God doesn’t stop there: In our transformed state, we can come closer to God, who becomes a teacher for us, instructing us in the way we should go. We are counseled with God’s eye upon us. When we are in Christ and with God, spending time in the Word becomes a very personal experience and a way for God to speak to us and with us. I had fun with this page, which took a bit of an unexpected direction.
Thank you Jesus for your protection and showing us the way we should go!