Gather to Jesus

Are you protected from the storms of life? Do you want to be protected? Do you wish you had a protector who was unbeatable? Are you willing to come under the protection of someone else?

There are times when we wish the storm would pass quickly or simply stop. Things can get bad in a hurry it seems. But even in those times, we often don’t look for a protector. We would rather be strong enough to handle it on our own.

Sometimes, being strong, means huddling under a Protector. Have you considered it requires more strength to turn everything over to someone else than to hold onto it yourself? Sure, it is a different kind of strength. But it is strength all the same. We call it faith. Faith in the One who can protect us when we cannot protect ourselves.

Jesus would love nothing better than to gather us under His wings and protect us from evil. He would love for us to listen to Him just as a mother loves for her children to listen to her guidance. Why? He knows that by listening to Him, we will save ourselves a lot of hurt and pain.

Our calling is to gather under Jesus’ wings. We are called to love and trust Him. He desires nothing but good for each one of us. He wants us to be spared pain from making bad choices. However, it is our choice to allow Him to protect us or go off on our own.

I pray we all decide to gather under Jesus’ protection. I pray we turn to Him each day. I pray each one of us will choose strength of faith over bullheadedness. Gather under Jesus’ wings. Have strength of faith. Trust Jesus to protect you. Spare yourself the pain. Follow Jesus.

Luke 13:34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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