My Bodyguard — Daily Meditation Moment

May 25

“He’s your bodyguard, shielding every bone; not even a finger gets broken.” Psalm 33:20 (The Message Bible)

When I was around thirteen, one evening our whole family went swimming at the local pool. This was a big event—my parents rarely did “kid” things, and we rarely played together. We were having a great time splashing one another and trying to dunk my father. I swam after him, and my knee struck his baby toe, fracturing it. The next week, Dad sat in his lounge chair with his foot up. He missed a week of work and pay. I felt guilty for wanting to play with my dad and ruining the evening; he never went swimming with us again.

As a mom, I wasn’t very good at playing with my kids, either. I’m not adventuresome and have a fear of falling or being injured. God must wish that I had taken more chances in life, as he’s promised to be my bodyguard and shield me from harm. It’s a trust issue, I guess, and maybe I’ll get up enough nerve to take a hot-air balloon ride someday–with my kids.

Dear Father, thank you for promising to be my bodyguard. Amen

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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