Amazing Grace – Thu – 22-10-20

The war in Ukraine grinds on. Can you imagine being a parent of a small child caught in the conflict? You would do everything possible to shield them from violence and destruction. Many parents fled the country with their children. The number of people who have been displaced in Ukraine has climbed over 12 million according to a BBC report. I’m sure the children of Ukraine are comforted by their protective parents.

This reminds me of God protecting us. 1 Peter 1:3-6 says, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade–kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.” (NIV)

The fourth verse of “Amazing Grace” provides similar assurance.

“The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.”

Take a moment to praise God that he shields you through his power.