Patsy Sorrels, columnist
Enid News and Eagle
ENID, Okla. —
Picture this: German shepherds, about 20 of them, all lined up and sitting at attention, when a cat strolls within 10 feet of each dog, totally unafraid. The shepherds watch with hungry eyes, waiting for the command of attack. But, that command never comes, and they are forced to watch as the cat passes slowly by.
And the caption reads, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,” taken from Psalm 23.
Even though this caption is taken from Psalm 23, the picture I see in my head totally says Psalm 91.
So many times God has delivered me from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence, so many times He has hidden me under His wings. ... His faithfulness my shield and buckler. So many times Psalm 23 and Psalm 91 have knit themselves together for my sake, so that He might lead me in the paths of righteousness and restoreth my soul. So many times He has prepared a table before me in the presence of my enemies. He has anointed my head with oil and my cup runneth over.
My friends, the devil and all his demons have no choice but to stand at attention and watch, while the children of the Most High God stroll by. For God has given His angels special charge over us, to accompany and defend and preserve us in all our ways. “In their hands, they shall bear us up, lets we dash our foot against a stone.” (Psalm 91:11-12)
Hear me Car, you dwell in the secret place of the Most High God. You shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty Whose power no foe can withstand.
You will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and relay, and on Him I confidently trust!
You will say of the Lord, for then He will deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover me with His pinions, and under His wigs shall I trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.
I shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow that flies by day. Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at my side, and 10,000 at my right hand, but it shall not come near me.
Only a spectator shall I be, inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High, as I witness the reward of the wicked.
Because I have made the Lord my refuge, and the Most High my dwelling place, there shall no evil befall me, nor any plague or calamity come near my tent.
For He will give His angels special charge over me, to accompany and defend and preserve me in all my ways of obedience and service. They shall bear me up on their hands, lest I dash my foot against a stone.
I shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall I trample underfoot.
Because God has set His love upon you Car, He will deliver you. He sets you on high, because you know His name. You call upon Him and He answers you: He is with you in this trouble and He will deliver you and honor you. With long life He will satisfy you and show you His salvation (Psalm 91).
His left hand is under your head Car, and His right hand embraces you (Song of Solomon 2:6).
So, you just stroll on by every demon from hell that has ever, or ever will be, assigned to you my young friend, for your God has given the angels charge over you. You are unapproachable and shielded ... for you dwell in the secret place of the Most High God.
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, Jesus C. “Car” Aguirre Jr. was seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision, as was Kevin Moll of Kingfisher.
I thank you Father-God for a quick healing and recovery for both these men. Give them Your peace, that peace that passes all understanding, that peace that only You can give.
Catch some faith and hold on saints. God is still on His throne and He still has the last say.
Keep the faith and worship somewhere tomorrow.
Sorrels is News & Eagle editorial assistant and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (580) 548-8140.