Shield of Faith


I thought Your shield would be
a deflecting shield that
repelled the hard things of life.

I thought the arrows of
hard times,
would glance off the shield
and fall at my feet.

The shield, however, is not a
deflecting shield,
but a
diffusing and
absorbing shield.

Flaming arrows strike with full force
jolting me with unexpected impact.
But the shield of faith,
diffuses the shock
extinguishes the arrows
and keeps me from falling.

“…take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” (Ephesians 6:16)

Martha Hawn VanCise©2014

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