Today we had to go shopping. We took our masks and our hand-sanitiser although the two shops we visited both had sanitiser for trolleys and hands. We kept our distance from other people. In general, customers are patient, waiting for one person to look for the vegetables they choose before another moves to the same area. All these precautions are for our protection. The government, like governments around the world, have put regulations in place for the protection of the citizens.
As we left the parking area, my husband’s car had to remind me to buckle up my seat belt. This is also for my protection (but I hate an inanimate machine bossing me around.)
Sportsmen wear protective equipment to protect various parts of their body. Even my eight-year-old grandson, who plays wicket keeper for his cricket team, wears a helmet, huge gloves, pads and, of course the requisite box.
Not surprisingly, God has also provided protective gear to keep His children safe. We are meditating on the armour of God in our daily devotions that the church is putting out.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.