Hello. This is Joanne Spetz here today to present you with this week’s devotion.
The hymn I chose this week is one of my all-time favorites. I know that it is Edgar Miller’s also. This hymn is “On Eagles Wings” written by Michael Joncas. The words are based on Psalm 91, Exodus 19, and Matthew 13. It was written in 1979 after he and his friend Douglas Hall returned from a meal to learn that Hall’s father had died of a heart attack.
Pastor Mary brought this song to my attention in her article in this month’s newsletter, Mary chose that single word, “shelter”. King David referred to a shelter as “the shadow of the Almighty.”
You who dwells in the shelter of the Lord
Who abides in His shadow for life
Say to the Lord, “My refuge
My rock in whom I trust”
And he will raise you up on eagle’s wings
Bear you on the breath of dawn
Make you to shine like the sun
And hold you in the palm of his hand
Can you imagine being held in the palm of the Lord’s hand. How awesome that will be! We have sheltered in the shadow of the Lord our whole lives. We have placed our trust in him. During this pandemic, I have often listened to this song to help bring peace to my life.
Vs. 2 tells us not to fear, he is there for our shelter and our faith in him with bring a shield to protect us.
The snare of the fowler will never capture you
And famine will bring you no fear
Under his wings your refuge
His faithfulness your shield
Vs. 4 he gives a command to his angels to guard us in all our ways
For to His angels He’s given a command
To guard you in all of your ways
Upon their hands they will bear you up
Lest you dash your foot against a stone
Remember God will raise you up on eagle’s wings and hold you in the palm of His hand.
May God bless you today and always. Thank you