Saturday, August 27, 2011

Weekend Worship—Shield of Faith

In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16

I love rainy days. The rest of my family are sun worshippers, but I look forward to those cozy days, hemmed with rain and raveled in jagged strips of lightning. 

I especially love walking in the rain. There’s just something comforting in huddling beneath a large umbrella, safe and dry, while the world around me is wet.

It occurred to me that this is a perfect picture of what God does with us. As we move about our days, we’re sheltered by Him. Once we put our faith in God, He becomes our shield—our umbrella in a dreary world. We live in this world, but we’re not of this world.

Our faith is a shield—not because it’s always strong—but because the One we believe in is always strong.



  1. Love it! What a wonderful picture of God's all encompassing protection.

  2. He protects us in the midst of the storms. Thank goodness His strength doesn't depend on ours.

  3. I love walking in the rain also. Friends stop and offer a ride, sure I'm not out there on purpose. Guess we're ducks at heart. : ) Love the post.

  4. Wonderful post, reminding me of why I love rain, too.