“Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings” (Psalm 63:7, NLT).
We’ve all seen (at least in movies) a natural disaster or something evil approaching and suddenly everything goes eerily silent. The birds stop singing, the animals scurry to safety and even the air seems to go still. Birds don’t sing if they sense danger. They make themselves as invisible as they can until it’s safe again.
We’re like that too. We try to hide when we sense danger or evil. We stay quiet, either literally or figuratively, hoping it will pass. But when God is our helper, we can boldly sing, knowing we’re safe. We sing for joy, praising him and exulting in his protection, love and goodness.