Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Under His Wings

Many folks have asked us why the title of our blog page (and Facebook page, and newsletter) is “Under His Wings.” This is a very vivid illustration that comes from Psalm 91:4 which says:

“He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart 

While we don’t typically think of God as having wings, the picture that is painted here is of a parent bird that is sheltering their young, who are unable to shelter themselves. I (Jason) personally envision eagles when I read this verse, because they’re my favorite bird. And just like those young eaglets, we know that God’s presence is a shelter that we can always run to when we are tired, afraid, or in need of protection. And God, just like that parent eagle, will not only shelter us, but will also bless us with His comforting love.

Similarly, just like those young eaglets, as we learn to fly, His faithfulness will be the strength that our weak wings need to carry us. We know that we can 100% trust in Him because His faithfulness will never fail. In our journey to become missionaries, we feel like a fledgling eaglet. We know where we are headed, but we totally need God’s provision and protection to make it there. We are so comforted to know that we will always be Under His Wings as we follow His will for our lives.

Soon I will be serving in a ministry where I will daily be working “under wings” as I repair, modify, and maintain missionary airplanes at MMS Aviation. And not too far down the road, I will be flying “under wings” as I serve with another ministry in becoming a missionary pilot. And then our dream is to ultimately be serving as a missionary pilot in Cameroon, Africa. That journey will not be a quick or easy one. We know that we will face many challenges along the way. But what a blessing to realize that we will be Under His Wings every day, and that we don’t have to travel that journey alone.

1 comment:

  1. Hello from sweden with joy to send my greeting in joy to share blessing with encourage to move on in will of the Father in heave to making his will around the world in Jesus name ,thanks and bless and pray,keijo sweden