God our Guard


June 22
Growing up on Smith Mt Lake I became accustomed to the occasional training routes of a pair of army fighter jets out of NC.  Their flight pattern included them making a turn around over our dam. Yesterday, for the first time I saw a army chopper fly over our home and towards the dam around 5PM.  Our grandson was on the dock with me and said, "Why is it here. The war is over."

I was stunned.  What does this 6 year old know of war?  Then my heart ached for the children throughout the years who have seen "war" of various kinds on a regular basis. My reply to our grandson was "Our military is always on guard protecting us."

Around 10 PM we heard the fighter jets coming. Usually their pattern is a little south of us, but last night they were flying closer. The vibrations were intense as one went quite low right over the house.
Like earlier with our grandson, I continue to thank God for our military, pray for the protection of each soldier, for peace for their families and ask for wisdom for our President as he makes decisions for our nation.

How amazing is it, to have had the army occurrence yesterday and awaken to this verse on Biblegateway.  We have a God who guards us daily.

"God guards you from every evil, he guards your very life. He guards you when you leave and when you return, he guards you now, he guards you always."  Psalm 121:7-8 MSG