Sometimes there can be something very powerful right above you, and you’re not even aware of it.
I’ve found this out a few times while on a walk in a nature area.
I’ll think I’m totally alone: I don’t see or hear any other creature.
But then suddenly a large shadow will zoom across the path in front of my feet.
I look up to see what the shadow belongs to, and spot a majestic red-tailed hawk. He’d probably been circling above me the whole time, but he was so silent that I didn’t know he was there.
Recently, I came across two large, striped feathers on the ground. Their tell-tale markings told me they belonged to a bird of prey. Looking up into a nearby tree, I was surprised to see a hawk perched by its nest. I’d walked underneath the same tree many times before without realizing the nest was even there.
In each case, the bird had been right there with me, but I initially hadn’t been aware of its presence.
Similarly, sometimes we feel that God isn’t near us.
We can’t see or hear Him. We can’t seem to feel His presence in our lives. It feels like we’re alone in our struggles.
But there is something (or rather, Someone) powerful right above us, who promises to never leave us or forsake us. God’s children are never truly alone.Read more