God’s Umbrella of Love and Protection

As I hear the thumping of my grandchildren’s feet running down the hill and across my back yard or I hear the back yard gate slam shut, I am reminded of God’s love and protection for me.

Often circumstances that look bleak or unfortunate to us are really God working out His gracious plan for us. When circumstances forced my daughter, son-in-law, and children to move from Arizona to Pennsylvania, all we could see was the rough- knotted side of the tapestry. We had no idea that on the other side of the tapestry, the side that God sees, a beautiful pattern was being formed.

After we heard the words, “He will have months,” referring to my husband’s prognosis, it was comforting to hear the pounding of hammers and other construction noises coming from a new home being built in field behind our house. While God was transitioning my husband closer to heaven, he was also planting my daughter’s family right next door.  Someone would always be close by to look out for me.

Many times I feel like God has put an umbrella of love and protection over me when I sit in my living room and know that in a matter of minutes family members someone would be at my door if I needed them. Friends often say, “Isn’t it amazing how we can look back and see how God had all of that planned?”

Yes, thank you, God, for always looking after me.

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3 thoughts on “God’s Umbrella of Love and Protection

  1. We should count our daily blessings much more. Nice you contribute lots of the positive happenings to the Right One who allows everything to happen.
    In God we should trust and let Him in our lives to model it and to bring us there where He wants us to go. And that last bit is so often so difficult for us to understand. It should not be our will but His Will which should come into being.

    Let us dare to give our lives into His hands.
    God bless.

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