By definition “protection” is the act of preventing someone or something from suffering harm or injury.
When we think of protection in our society, we think about large iron clad gates and security systems. These are the things we put our hope and trust in to keep us safe.
1 John 5:18 – “We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.”
But, when we talk about being protected in Christ it’s more than heavy gates and security alarms. When we commit our life to God and put our hope and trust in Jesus, we get something far greater.
The “protection plan” we are under allows us to let go of hurts, anger, resentment, fear, frustration, anxiety, stress.
It’s not just a protection that stands guard and waits for bad things to happen and fight them off. It’s a protection that moves forward and removes barriers so things that could have happened won’t.
Think of situations that have happened in your life, where you could clearly see that God “went before you” and made a way. Now think about this….there are obstacles that satan had in place for you to bear, but when we surrendered our life to God and placed our hope and trust in Him, He removed obstacles so we wouldn’t have to endure them.
I don’t know about you, but I am very familiar what it costs to put a high tech security system in your home. It’s not cheap.
But, the cost of that plan is nothing compared to the cost of the protection plan we have in Christ.
Jesus gave His life so we could be “God-protected”.
And with His protection on our lives, Satan cannot lay a hand on us.