On August 13, 2004, Hurricane Charley brought fierce destruction to areas of Florida. During the storm, 25-year-old Danny Williams went outside to seek protection under the branches of a 55-year old banyan tree.
Friends & family said that the protective branches of the spreading tree had been a favorite peaceful place for the Fort Meyers man. But on that day, his place of safety became a death trap. The tree fell on Williams & killed him.
Sometimes, the places & situations we look to for protection can ultimately be the most harmful.
Source: First Coast News (ministry127.com)
Ps 118:8 (CEV): “It is better to trust the LORD for protection than to trust anyone else.”
“Emmanuel - God with us. He who resided in Heaven, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Spirit, willingly descended into our world. He breathed our air, felt our pain, knew our sorrows and died for our sins. He didn't come to frighten us, but to show us the way to warmth and safety.” - Chuck Swindoll.