We are instructed to be alert and watchful as to the things around us for fear of contamination and infection, and rightly so, however, may I remind you that God has provided a covering over our lives. The Bible tells us that ‘ His banner over us is love’. When I read that Scripture in the Songs of Solomon I always think that an exclamation mark should be inserted after the phrase ‘ His banner over us is love!’
In ancient times the banner was the symbol of the King’s protective care for His subjects. It also spoke of ownership, it flew over the house to identify who the owner was. God has raised a banner over your life, displaying ownership and care. We belong to Him and He is infatuated with you as as His child. His love surrounds us, strengthens us and shields us. When Moses help up his hands with the help of Aaron and Hur whilst in the wilderness, he built and altar and called it ‘ Jehovah Nissi’ which means ‘ The Lord is my Banner’.
So whilst all around us we are conscious of germs, viruses, and contamination, over and above us is the security blanket of God’s amazing love for us.
Stay well and enjoy the sunshine of His love over your life each day.