Deuteronomy 32:9-11 (JDV)
Deuteronomy 32:9 But Yahveh’s portion is his people, Jacob, his own inheritance.
Deuteronomy 32:10 He found him in a desolate land, in a barren, howling open country; he surrounded him, cared for him, and protected him as the pupil of his eye.
Deuteronomy 32:11 He watches over his nest like an eagle and hovers over his young; he spreads his wings, catches him, and carries him on his feathers.
This portion of Moses’ song reflects the protective love of God. God is described as an eagle who hovers over her young, protecting them with the feathers of her wings. Biblical history showed how God had done that. The Israelites knew that God was capable of protecting them from any danger they might face in the future, because he had done so in the past.
How protected do you feel? Are you going through something right now that makes you wonder if there is an eagle eye watching over you, or wings ready to catch you and protect you from harm. It is so easy to lose that confidence, no matter how many times God has proven his love.
Lord, we want to feel protected today. Remind us of your faithful love today. Show us your wings.