Written by Fiona Monaghan
This I declare, that he alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I am trusting him. For he rescues you from every trap and protects you from the fatal plague. He will shield you with his wings! They will shelter you. His faithful promises are your armor. Now you don’t need to be afraid of the dark anymore, nor fear the dangers of the day; nor dread the plagues of darkness, nor disasters in the morning. Psalm 91:2-6
I will protect and cover you in times of pain or fear.
You are my precious little child, I long to hold you near.
But trust you must, and put yourself, into my loving care
it is your choice to come to me I will not force you there.
And when the storm has passed along you’ll find my love is true
I stood and bore the storm for you and my wings, they covered you.”
A hen when she senses danger will stand with her wings raised up and her chicks have to run to her for protection, she won’t chase after them. She stands still and they then run under her wings for the protection that they need. That was my inspiration for this poem.