Secure and Safe In Our Savoir

Remember as a child when you would use simple things in your world to help you deal with your daily insecurities?  You would use a teddy bear, a night light, a blanket, or maybe even a make believe friend to help you cope.  Well, in the Charlie Brown cartoons, Linus is most known for always caring around his security blanket to comfort him with his insecurities. Throughout these stories all the characters worked, but without success, to separate Linus from his emotional bodyguard, the blanket. And even though Linus was constantly ridiculed for his security blanket, he simply refused to part with it. However, in one of the scripts, there came a point of revelation, when Linus simply drops the blanket when he shares a story of Christ. To be exact, Linus drops the blanket when he says the phrase, “FEAR NOT!”  Hear he is referencing that the presence and the existence of our Divine Entity. His explanation of the comforting of our Father frees us from the habits we refuse or are unable to break ourselves from while learning to trust and cling to Him instead.  This is not uncommon because most of us find ourselves clinging to something for security, whatever that thing may be.  But in the midst of fear and insecurity we can seek true peace and true security in the one thing it has always been and can always still be found and that is in our Heavenly Shephard.

One of the Shepherd's jobs is to care for his flock, making sure they are safe, calm and happy at all times.  With Him, we do not need a security blanket.  As the 23 Psalms is broken down line by line and with meaning, it is evident where our comfort comes from:

The LORD is my shepherd RELATIONSHIP
I shall not want SUPPLY
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures REST
He leadeth me besides the still waters REFRESHMENT
He restoreth my soul HEALING
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness GUIDANCE
For His name’s sake PURPOSE
Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death TESTING
I will fear no evil PROTECTION
For Thou art with me FAITHFULNESS
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me DISCIPLINE
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies HOPE
Thou anointest my head with oil CONSECRATION
My cup runneth over ABUNDANCE
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life BLESSING
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD SECURITY

Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”


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