Reading through the Bible together
The Phased Array Tracking to Intercept On Target system popularly known as the PATRIOT missiles were designed as a defence system to track and shoot down incoming missiles. Those who live in the shadow of fear of missile attacks take comfort from such cover. From the earliest times nations have had to spend as much time preparing appropriate shields as in designing weapons of war.
God has had angels arrest an arm raised to kill a child, strike with paralysis and leprosy other raised hands, drowned an army in a flash flood, and unleash an array of other means to stop those intent on harming His people. God is described in several Biblical texts as slow to anger. He does not lose His temper or act in a revengeful manner. But there is a limit to what God will tolerate and when that limit is reached woe to those who are on the wrong side.
But, ah! How wonderful to feel the protection that comes from being on His side. Those who belong to His church feel the warmth of His presence. Those who abide in His love experience the peace that His Spirit gives. Though we may have to walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we will fear no evil, for He is with us.
Secretary, Southern Asia Division