We’ve had a lot of rain lately and that means pulling out the umbrellas. I don’t think we see as many umbrellas now as we used to. It seems that people are not too concerned about getting wet. Some would rather run and hope to avoid a few raindrops than bother with getting the umbrella out. Others would rather just get wet knowing that they will dry eventually so what’s a little rain?
Consider for a moment that God’s love is like an umbrella that He places over you. You can come under His umbrella and be protected from all kinds of evil and danger. You can be shielded from the hurts of life.
Life under God’s umbrella isn’t perfect. Just because you are under His covering, it doesn’t mean that you are never affected by evil or the ugliness of this world. When it rains, sometimes the dirty water splashes on you even with your umbrella up. Life is like that. Sometimes we are touched by evil and sin and we must make the best of it.
But there is something we should never do. We should never choose to step out from under God’s umbrella thinking that a little of the evil in our world won’t hurt us. We should resist the temptation to just make a run for it on our own, thinking that whatever we encounter will eventually evaporate like a spring rain.
God has offered us His umbrella of love and under His shelter we are safe. Always choose to remain in His care.
Does it look like rain? Don’t leave your umbrella at home.
“There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain.” – Isaiah 4:6
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” – Psalm 91:1-2