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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture



Friday, June 14th, 2019
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If you've seen a few of my lyric videos, you've probably noticed by now how much I love the outdoors! Trees, lakes, valleys and hills provoke a sense of well-being in my soul.

Now that I'm videoing with a higher quality camera, I'm often amazed at the complexity of detail one can see, when zooming in closely. The texture of tree bark, the soft velvet of a flower petal, the intricate design, so evident in everything. It's easy to pass by these common views and never even notice.

The reason I mention this is because this irreducible complexity seems to exist in scripture too! As one reads and studies God's holy word, new layers and details come into view. What I may have glossed over at one time, suddenly has new texture and detail I didn't notice before!

Take, for example, Psalm 61. One layer might be found in the phrase, “shelter of your wings.” We may be familiar with the picture of a mother-hen protecting her chicks, but another reference David could be referring to, are the cherubim wings of the mercy seat on the ark of the covenant. Maybe also, the wings surrounding the interior of God's holy tabernacle.

What a metaphor! We are truly safe when we align our lives with worship and adoration! When we are in God, immersing ourselves in holy worship, we are then beneath the shelter, and protection, of His wings!

There is no place I would rather be. Father, gather me and my brothers and sisters together, as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings!

God is certainly a source of safety! Living our lives aligned by his rules and directives provides one level of protection, as does make one's life oriented toward worship.