He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
5You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
Jesus is the God of Love. Willing. Blessing the world, a God saved mission to save the world, the whole world - Jesus.
Jesus said this of the city on earth He loves so much and wants to see in His Heavenly Kingdom. A new Jerusalem.
how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings
There is, of course, more to this verse. God, Our Abba Father, blots away tears in Heaven and makes all things new.
When the Magi came to announce Herod's threat - Joseph dreamed - his plan of action from God our Father. Did Joseph particularly worry? No. God had told them and told them and told them, God affirmed a very vast, God-sized, Hope and Future. Did Joseph finally believe? Yes. Joseph dreamed in sleep, in slumber, God's plan of action.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
39 And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.
51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.
52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.
16 And Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”
Blessed be You, Lord God Father Almighty.
Blessed be Your Son, Jesus Christ, giving to us the Light of mankind, our Holy Spirit within us calling upon the Highest Name of Jesus.
We give You delight looking upon the blessings of 2016 and say to You with wonder, joy and love. We will go forward in Your Path, believing You will guide us in Joy, asking 2017 to be filled each day with Your wonders and willing blessings. Thank You, Father God, for those we love and the people You have given us. We surround them and bless them with Jesus. Praying for the community of saints through all the millenniums - and filling the world through Your Holy Spirit - blessing our Nation and the nations of His Good Creation.
With Expectation of God's Love. Amen in Jesus. Thank You! Joy to the World - Jesus Reigns!
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †