Today is the day! Chancey and I will be pulling the cover off our travel trailer. We cannot wait to breathe life into the camper after it's been sitting all winter in hibernation. Hopefully, we will be able to remove the cover with more grace then when we put it on. Apparently, from Chancey's perspective I looked hysterical on top of the camper trying to man-handle the very large cover. Honestly, I felt like it was man-handling me. We'll see how this afternoon goes, it should be an adventure. After we get the cover off I will be sealing up all the roof joints. The caulking on those joints tend to shrink-up from the sun and creates gaps for rain water to seep in and cause all kinds of inner damage. That inner damage could amount to $1000’s of dollars’ worth of repairs. This is something, I am told, that should be checked twice a year. I will!
One of the main reasons we put the cover on, is to prevent the brutal weather that winter brings with it from damaging the camper. Did you know that God wants to cover you and me too? God’s amazing promises in Scripture are designed to protect us from the elements and breathe life into us as we draw close to Him. To be covered we must move towards God. In Psalm 91:4 it says “He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” This verse tells you and me that we need to move under his wings to be covered. The way we do this is through prayer, reading our Bible, and meeting regularly with a local church family.
This world, without God’s protection will cause a tremendous amount of stress. That stress will lead to gaps in our life that become vulnerable to inner damage. Even if the damage has already been done, Jesus says, in Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” He still wants you to come to Him. Let Jesus take care of the cracks in your life and allow His promises in Scripture cover you, as you press on in your life’s journey.