Protection

cattle at KevinsLast week was a great week to be away from Nashville! As the ice and snow fell around our home, my husband and I were on our way to Florida for a short vacation. Every year we meet my husband’s three brothers and their wives for a weekend get together in some place warm and sunny. I so look forward to this time of catching up, sharing family news, and just growing older together.
One of his brothers recently moved to a small farm in northern Florida and we spent one night with them at their new home. As I went out for a run in the morning, a small herd of cattle joined me by running down the fence line next to me. I was very thankful for that barrier between us – those animals are large! Other parts of my run took me past a few horses in the field and a roost of chickens next to the barn. It was quite the rural experience for this city girl.
A few days later, we were touring the lovely small city of St. Augustine and appreciating the history of our country and the battles that were fought to protect our land. We climbed the walls of the old fort – the Castillo De San Marcos – and imagined ourselves as 18th century lookouts eyeing the ocean waters for approaching enemies.
Whether it was the fence that separated me from the cattle, or the fort that had offered protection for a fledgling country, I was reminded of the protection that God provides to each of His children. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 has a wonderful promise for us: “But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.” How thankful I am that my spiritual protection is in the hand of the Almighty God.
Have a great week,

Kathy

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