We lived in the third floor of a building. We used the stairs every day.
There is no escalator or lift service in our block. Only for some fitness freak people, we are their envy.
For instance, walking in the lofty stairs could be risky as we have small children. One day, as we walked down the stairs:
”Dear, walk slowly. Let me hold your hand,” I said to my five-year-old son, cautiously.
“Papa, the angels are holding me! I will not fall” he replied joyously. And he was right! Sometimes, when he is galopping down the stairs, I couldn’t hold him. The angels did!
Although this time, he was hinting at me that I don’t need to be over-cautious when his confidence is building up, as he walked.
Accidents and/or mistakes occurred in split-seconds. In all the other remaining time, we are protected and hold dearly. Even those split of seconds are priceless.
“Oh! I also wanted to have that kind of faith,” I sighed heavily.
Certain number of my life’s trouble would wither away in thin air, should I have that kind of faith in me. My son was always a good reminder, or an agent of assurance from above.
It also reminded me of Psalms 91, also referred to as the Messianic Psalm in the Bible. The deliverance of how the Messiah would be. We are blessed to have Him in our life.
Many times, Fear takes over my Faith, which sometimes, makes me wanted to live in reclusion: the short-lived joy, seeing the future as bleak, no way out in my reach, seeing self as a burden.
In those moments, in the least expected way, God speaks in a still small voice, as we waited on Him. Troubles and sorrow are for life-long but His assurance in our pursuit of Happiness, is what we longed for.
Psalms 91 says, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High. (He or She) Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”*
Now, this is what I talked about or that my son had reminded me today. Psalms 91:11-12 says,
“For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.”
How much care is bestowed upon us! To us, the unworthy souls!
Had I knew it and be in Him, day in-day out, in all possible path of life, why would I be weary and so tired? I said to myself over and over.
One very important thing to be noted here: The devil (read as Satan here) who is trying every possible way to deceive us, simply, did not take rest either. The devil quotes these very verses (Psalms 91:11-12) during the Temptation of Christ. (Luke 4:10-11)
Once in a while, our eyes are blinded and we missed our path. And, we wandered away from the protection of God via the angels.
In the end, let us remind each other, again and again, God binds us with His ever powerful words and deeds.
As the Psalmist declared; I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” (v.2)
*my emphasis added.