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Rhythm of Life

Sheltered by His Presence

“. . . how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wing, and you were not willing.”    Matthew 23:37 When I was a child, the small library in my church was located just off the main entrance hall, and it was a portal to a wonderful world. Tall shelves stood stacked in a tiny room not much bigger than today’s walk-in closets.  Every selection had been catalogued and then lovingly covered with brown library paper.  A church library is a blessing of exploration, and for avid readers the books were both friends and treasures. One well-thumbed book recounted a number of little anecdotes, word pictures telling of God’s sovereign care.  In a particularly memorable story, the writer told of a prairie hen who had not survived the ravages of a grass fire, but who had somehow covered her ... continue reading