Posts Tagged ‘protection’

Protection at Work

June 23, 2011

A young man falls off of a ladder at work.  He gets a cut on his head, but nothing more serious.

Another young man is thrown into a dirt bank by sudden pressure on a water hose.  It is a significant impact, but there is no damage.

Another man falls through scaffolding  that is stretched across a concrete spillway, but is uninjured.

Any one of these accidents could have resulted in potentially serious injury.

All three of these men could be considered lucky that they were not hurt worse.

All three of these men instead, said “Thank you God, for protection at work.”

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A Shield About Me

March 30, 2010

On Sunday morning in the second service we were singing the old song based on Psalms 3:3, “A Shield About Me”.  My wife, who was leading worship felt impressed to linger for a while on this song, which was the last in our list.  It contained both a statement of faith, and the response of worship.

I later preached on the triumphal entry, it was Palm Sunday after all, but I included the prophetic word that Jesus spoke over Jerusalem, and the episode of Jesus driving the merchants, and money changers out of the temple.  I refered to judgement against the city, and in the temple.  I connected these to a warning that judgement could come against our country, and even against Christianity.  Would anyone deny the presence of sin in our land, or in the church that calls itself Christian?

However, the good news is; for those who are trusting in the Lord, for those who are faithful and obedient, God will be a shield about them.