May The Lord Keep You
“The LORD will keep you from all harm – he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” –
Have you ever had to walk through a dangerous area?
I used to be a courier in Atlanta, GA. I would drive around town delivering packages. Occasionally, my deliveries took me into the more crime-ridden areas of Atlanta. Thankfully, I never had any issues. I would have loved to have had an armed escort through those places, but then again, I think I did have an escort.
Most people don’t like being in danger. We have neighborhood watch programs for our home and police departments to watch over our cities. Some people hire bodyguards and the President has an entire agency of the government dedicated to watching over him.
However, none of these earthly protections are perfect. They all fail from time to time. People sleep or aren’t alert enough or just miss some danger.
Our protection is from one much greater.
God does not sleep nor does He slumber. He is always vigilant and always watching over His people. His protection goes beyond the earthly dangers. He protects us from the eternal dangers, from sin, death, and the devil.
The dangers are still out there, but like a child holding their father’s hand as they walk through a dangerous place, we need not fear. Fear comes when we focus on the danger.
Don’t focus on the danger, focus on the one who watches over you.
Take my hand. Protect me and comfort me. Lead me on my life’s path. If that path takes me through the valley of the shadow of death, keep me from fear. Keep my eyes on You, my deliverer.
May the Lord keep you from all harm. May He watch over your life. May the Lord watch over your coming and your going both now and forevermore. Amen.
See you at church tomorrow!
In Christ’s Service,