A Covering…

Today’s temperature is struggling to stay in the sixties and the wind is blowing. Roll your eyes if you want, but this south Florida girl is shivering. Where’s the blankets?

There’s a new trend, supposed to help with sleep, with anxiety, and all kinds of things: weighted blankets. I picture a comfy couch, soft lights, and peace. The weight of the covering relaxing frayed nerves and tense muscles.

It’s a lot like God’s grace, love, peace. He covers us in them, the weight freeing us from the weight of our sin and the weight of the world. “He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” (Psalm 91:4 NLT)

I have a grandson who loves his blanky at bedtime (and when those shaky legs are trying to learn to walk). Shaky legs are ours as we learn to lean on and into living for God rather than for self. The world wants us to buy into things, into power, into government, into anything other than the freedom that’s ours when our comfort comes from the Comforter.

“God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.” (2Corinthians 1:3b NLT) I scooped up my two year old grandson recently when he hit the slippery floor and cuddled him til the tears stopped. I was his comfort as the hurt subsided. Our Father holds us right into eternity, no more tears or hurts forever.

So whether the temperature outside is freezing or sweltering, there is a perfect covering. One who covers all our shame, all our regrets. Who looks on us and sees the covering of Christ’s righteousness and smiles in love.

My prayer for those grandsons, for myself, and for you is that Jesus is who we reach for when everything appears to be too much. No more will we listen to the voices of criticism or doubt or empty promises. But we will listen the voice of the One whose love is a covering for all seasons.




10 Comments on “A Covering…

  1. So funny you should mention weighted blankets as I recently had a conversation about these. I love the analogy you brought to life. I am so grateful for our Lord’s covering, which is never heavy, but brings peace and rest. Beautiful post!


  2. I smiled when I read your post. My youngest son loves, LOVES soft blankets. I so appreciate how you took this fun topic and reminded me that God’s grace is my continual covering. Thanks for that!

    I’m visiting from Kelly Balarie’s site today. 🙂


  3. I’ve heard about weighted blankets. I’d probably love one because I love having my grandmother’s big heavy quilts to put on top of me in the winter. 🙂 I’m thankful our forever comfort comes from the Comforter!


  4. Paris Renae,
    On of my favorite scriptures, especially in times of loss, grief, or hardship is: I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you. (John 14:18) Your blanket illustration reminded me of this comforting verse today 🙂
    Bev xx


    • God has blessed us with His Word that comes to us just when we need it. So important to have it in our hearts and know the comfort of His presence. Thanks for sharing that verse. Blessings as you walk with Him…


  5. I have been hearing about weighted blankets. Wondering about them. But I love a good down comforter. Light but warm. Love that God is our perfect covering.

    Maybe I had a self made proto type of a weighted blanket. I remember my dad coming in to tell me good night one night and noticing the huge pile of blankets I was sleeping under. “Theresa, You’ll boil under all those blankets,” he said, and proceeded to remove all but a few. I protested that now without the weight of all those blankets, I didn’t feel warm. He reassured me I would get used to the lighter weight and feel warm again. And he was right. I had gotten so used to the weight of the blankets that the weight was a comfort to me and made me feel warm. I did get used to the lighter weight and was perfectly warm, but it did take a few nights.


    • You were a pioneer, lol, in the blanket market  It is sweet how the Father uses memories to correlate His truths to our hearts. That comfort you felt, you no find in Him. Blessings as you rest in the warmth of His care…


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