“The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want” – Psalms 23 (NIV)
For almost any parents there are few possessions as preciously desired as having a child. Now imagine such a time where one hears there will be a passing pestilence taking the lives of every first born in a house, as happened to cause pharaoh to relent and free the Egyptians from captivity. “Every first born son will die from the first born son of the Pharaoh, who sits on the throne, to the first born son of a female slave, who is at her hand mill, and all the first born of the cattle as well” (Exodus 11:5, NIV)
Consequently, the Lord struck down “all the first born in Egypt” (verse 29) and there was such a loud wailing through the land. But there was one household after another that was spared. These were the Israelis who were saved because of the blood marked on their doors (verse 23).
As we see all kinds of misfortunes around us, we believers are privileged to know that we have the blood of Jesus Christ which has covered us from all sorts of terrors. May we never tire to plead for its protection.
Prayer for today: Lord God Father of Abraham, today I pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, that your blood covers me whoever I go.