Psalm 60:4-5 (JDV)
Psalm 60:4 You have given a signal flag to those who fear you, so that they can flee before the archers. Selah.
Psalm 60:5 Deliver with your right hand, and answer me, so that those you love may be rescued.
A signal flag is not the same thing as a rescue, but it is comforting. It assures the army that there is someone who sees the big picture, knows where the enemy is, and wants to protect his people from them.
As we go about the business of the Christian mission, we should certainly keep up our prayers for deliverance. We should also keep our eye out for signal flags — ways that God warns us of areas of danger. Because God wants to protect us, the flags will be there.
Lord, thank you for your signal flags.