Saturday, November 15, 2008

China Childhood Memories - Feathers

My Dad told the story of a lady missionary in China. Being in war torn China, she was especially interested in verses about God's protection. In her devotions that morning she came across Psalms 91:2 "I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God; in him will I trust" and farther along in that passage in Psalms 91:4 "He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust."

As she was riding out in the countryside in a rickshaw, a band of robbers attacked. The Chinese coolie ran away and she was left to face the robbers alone. All she could think of was the verse she had read that morning. She cried out in Chinese "I'm under His feathers - I'm under His feathers!"

The robbers were startled. She kept repeating "I'm under His feathers - I'm under His feathers!" The robbers thought she was 'mad'. (In China at that time, it was a fearful thing when someone had lost their mind.) In consternation, they stopped, spun around, and ran away as fast as their legs would carry them.

Scripture memory is good for many things. In this instance, the Lord used it to protect His chosen servant on the mission field in far-away China.

23 comments:

squawmama said...

Good Morning Ruthie.... Very good story for this beautiful Sunday Morning....Hope your day is just as beautiful.

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Jan Parrish said...

Great story. :)

Chris said...

That is a great story. Thank you.

Hugs,
Chris

Clif said...

Wonderful, wonderful story. It makes me feel good all over. We are off to church now for more encouraging words. Thank you for your good post.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I just love hearing stories like that!
Thank-you,
Ginger

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I love that scripture now how will I ever forget your precious story :).

Have a wonderful Sonday,
Blessings,
Kathi :)

char72 said...

Fantastic story. God does move in mysterious ways.
Thank you for sharing on Spiritual Sundays.
Charlotte

Technonana said...

Hmm, Maybe I should send Karen this way to read today's post!!!
Protection Under His Wings!!!
AMEN!!

Wanita said...

Thanks for sharing this great story, Ruthie.

Blessings,
Wanita

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Just great, Ruthie! It's amazing what the Holy Spirit brings to our remembrance when we need it! I'm always thankful for the verses I committed to memory as a child. They will always be there!

Cora

Karen @ Arise and Shine said...

Most encouraging post-Psalm 91 is called my protection Psalm. Thanks for sharing the good story and using it to remind me He is faithful to His Word, for what it says is certain and sure.
Blessings-

Shelia said...

That's a wonderful story, Ruthie! We are to have the scriptures written on our hearts and what is in our hearts spills out our mouth at times of trouble!! This surely happened here, didin't it? You're a sweetie,
Shelia :)

nanatrish said...

I love this story! He does cover us and it's wonderful to read how powerful He is in our lives. Great post!

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Ruthie..

(((Hugz))) I love hearing your China stories. His words hidden in our hearts do make a difference in times of need *smile*.
Thanks for sharing this today..

Hugz Lorie

micey said...

Wow!

Natalie said...

That is really good advice about the flu shot. I appreciate your comments.

Aimee said...

That is amazing! God IS our protector.

Sweetie said...

Ruthie, You really had a blessed childhood. Thank you for the beautiful story.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Jan Parrish said...

Congratulations! You have an award on my blog!

skoots1mom said...

thanks for coming by...
i'm constantly amazed at the gifts and abilities God give the medical professionals and their abilities to treat very difficult situations.
So glad to hear of your succcesses in this area, too!

CIELO said...

Good morning, Ruthie! I love stories... thanks for sharing!

Have a lovely day...

cielo

Megan DiMaria said...

What a great story!

a portland granny said...

You know I love your China stories. This one is really a wonderful picture of God's care over one of His own in a most unusual way. Thanks for sharing it.