Under His Wings

I know you would be disappointed if I didn’t use some reference to a song in my Echo, therefore, here ‘tis . . .

Under His wings, Under His wings, who from His love can sever,
Under His wings, my soul shall abide, safely abide forever.

I’ve been listening to this old hymn repeatedly this week. Each time my heart is stirred and it has made me ask myself some questions.

What does it look like “under His wings?” In my mind’s eye it would first look safe, and it would look inviting, snuggly, warm, comfortable, calming, a good place to go when I needed that environment.

Why would I want to go “under His wings?” Because there would be loving refuge, protection, help, comfort, someone to hold me close during troubled times, or perhaps for healing, and safety from the storms of life.

Have I been there? Oh yes, many times.

Under His wings I am safely abiding, Though the night deepens and tempests are wild, Still I can trust Him; I know He will keep me, He has redeemed me, and I am His child.

Under His wings, what a refuge in sorrow! How the heart yearningly turns to His rest! Often when earth has no balm for my healing, There I find comfort, and there I am blessed.

nder His wings, oh, what precious enjoyment! There will I hide till life’s trials are o’er; Sheltered, protected, no evil can harm me, Resting in Jesus, I’m safe evermore.

Ps. 91:4 – He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and protector.

As Jesus spoke to Jerusalem in Matthew 23:37, He said, “How often I wanted to gather your children to- gether, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.”  What a sad, sad verse.

There is a place of refuge to go . . . don’t be too proud, don’t refuse that place thinking you can take care of yourself. If you are at a place in life where this is what you need, then go the Jesus and tell Him you need Him to open His wings and let you in. When you do, you will be singing with great assurance, resting in Jesus, I’m safe evermore.