Covered by His Feathers.
The other day I read a newspaper article that was a little disheartening. It was discussing recently released statistics from Peru's police force. They claimed that within the last year 24 percent of Lima's population has been robbed. The majority of the victims suffered from minor thefts of everyday items like cellphones and wallets. But 20 percent of the victims were robbed in their own homes. The statistics weren't worriesome until they mentioned that La Molina, our home district, had the highest number of home robberies. Television reports claim that a crime takes place every three minutes in the city of Lima. Other reports say that Lima has some of the highest crime rates in all of South America. Despite these troublesome statistics we fill perfectly safe here in Peru!
Isn't it good to know that God is our protector? Psalm 91:3-7 says, Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. We take comfort in knowing that God is our protector here in Peru!
By the way, don't worry, the above picture was taken at a local police park with lots of statues for the kids to enjoy!