Read all of Psalm 91:
“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
3 For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
4 He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
7 Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you,
these evils will not touch you.
8 Just open your eyes,
and see how the wicked are punished.
9 If you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter,
10 no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.
11 For he will order his angels
to protect you wherever you go.
12 They will hold you up with their hands
so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
13 You will trample upon lions and cobras;
you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.
15 When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
16 I will reward them with a long life
and give them my salvation.”
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Read Psalm 91:11 out loud.
How do God’s angels protect us? Maybe like this!
- Grab two large plastic or paper cups, some newspaper, a raw egg, and some tape.
- Stuff the cups with newspaper to act as padding, leaving room for the egg.
- Put the egg inside the newspaper padding, and tape the two cups together with lots of tape!
- Drop the cups from the height of your shoulders!
If you used plenty of padding and taped the cups well, your egg should be safe and sound! God has ways to keep us safe and sound too.
Read Psalm 91:11 again.
Because God loves you so much, he sends his angels to protect you!
The next time you’re scared or worried, remember that God sends his angels to protect you, just like you protected the egg. (Know what else? God’s protecting you even when you’re not scared and worried! GOD’S AWESOME!)
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