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The Covering of Love

The Covering of Love

The Hebrew word for covering is Tekhaseh

In this time of the Pandemic

We are told to cover for each other.

An act of kindness and an act of love

We are reminded that "love covers a multitude of sins"

Sometimes covering can be beautiful and tragic

Frightening and hopeful

We are familiar with the story of the time of Noah

Water covered the earth

That covering was tragic

At the end of Noah's life there was a different kind of covering

The covering of love.


Two sons unraveled a cloak between them

They walked backwards into their father's tent

Holding the cloak at each end

Neither one looked at their father

They kept their backs respectfully before him

They kept their eyes away

They lay the cloak softly over their father

Was it a royal cloak?

I think so,

Their father was a righteous man

This was a covering of love and grace

The covering of a King

When his children stumble

He covers them

Should we not?


"Brothers and sisters if someone is caught in a fault you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently." Galatians 6:1

It is embarrassing

We look around

Did someone see?

Love sometimes turns a blind eye and looks the other way

Covers once again with the royal cloak

Stained by our Savior's blood


I have more questions than answers

I am just the story teller


In Ezekiel, chapter 16 a graphic picture is presented

It is the picture of an abandoned child

A symbolic picture of a fallen city

"As for your birth, on the day you were born you were not washed with water for cleansing or even wrapped in cloths. No eye looked with pity on you to do any of those things for you, to have compassion on you. Rather, you were thrown into an open field for you were abhorred on the day you were born."

An infant lay in an open field

Abandoned and exposed to wild animals

The abandoned child may not have experienced joy

However, it already knows pain

The infant can not defend the evil

Utterly powerless

The description of the abandoned child reveals a God who sees

He sees the sparrow fall from the tree

Does he not see the child?


"When I passed by you and saw you, I said


I bathed you with water

I anointed you with oil

I also clothed you." Ezekiel 16:6


The Damaged Child /June Smith

He woke her up this morning

As she was sleeping there

He saw a damaged child

That no one could repair

He spoke softly with his voice

In the music of a dove

She felt her heart rejoice

He filled her with his love

He held her in his arms

As she was waking there

He had seen a damaged child

That He alone repaired. /j.smith


"Under His wings I am safely abiding

Though the night deepens, and tempests are wild

Still I can trust Him, I know He will keep me

He has redeemed me, and I am His child.

Under His wings, under His wings

Who from His love can sever?

Under His wings my soul shall abide

Safely abide forever!" /William Orcutt Cushing

"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from the God's love. Neither death or life, neither angels or demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:31-39


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