We have many Canada geese on the property where I work. The staff always get a kick out of watching them through the large plate glass windows as we enjoy our lunch. It's so fun to watch their antics and see how they interact with each other.
This morning, as I was prayer walking around the building, I was privileged to see something I had never seen before. I watched a mother goose gently herd all of her babies beneath her wings. She gently and patiently worked to get each one nestled securely under her feathers, then slowly began to sink down into a sitting position. The babies were hidden so well, that if you hadn't seen them before they moved into her protective wingspan, you would have never known they were there. As I thought about the love this mother goose had for all her babies, I was reminded of Christ's love for us and how He protects us from the storms of life by hiding us under His wings.
Often we don't even realize when a storm of life is headed our way, but our Heavenly Father gently herds us under His wings to protect us. Aren't you glad we serve such a loving, caring God? I sure am!
As I think about my upcoming mission trip to China, I know that I will rely even more closely on my Heavenly Father than ever before. I can just picture myself as a fluffy, little baby gosling edging my way closer and closer up under His wings. I can just imagine the warmth of His love surrounding me and enveloping me as I trust that He will protect me from any storm that threatens to shake me. Under His feathers, He will keep me safe...what a wonderful thought.