Janelle - protection for the perils of life
I love snow skiing- carving up the slopes in Australia as well as overseas. Clear blue sky above and pure white snow below. The stillness can be mesmerising.
In Australia the conditions vary greatly from season to season- the advent of snow making machines has helped greatly. Often the natural snow base is less then 1 metre so any extra to add on top is not only a bonus but a protection against ice.
Ice on a ski slope is as dangerous as ice on a road. Hit at high speed all control is lost and the end result is often very ugly.
Let me introduce you to what I believe is the most vital piece of ski equipment- the ski helmet! A fashion statement in itself but importantly an essential to guard against serious head injury. As you can see mine is quite battered and knocked around.
How does this assimilate with daily life? Well as Ephesians 6 advises we must daily ‘put on the helmet of salvation’ a part of God’s armour and our protection against the perils of life.
Yes that helmet may take some external battering but internally the cushions are intact and the precious head is well protected. Just as God protects our minds with the helmet of Salvation.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
Living our life as Jesus lived His is a stedfast way to avoiding major injury when our life hits a patch of ice. Choose to let the Lord be your protection against life’s knocks.