The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
Horseshoes are normally made of metal and designed to protect a horse’s hooves against abrasion and breakage. They are fitted by a professional farrier, who specializes in the preparation of feet and fitting appropriate shoes. A horseshoe is also kept as good luck by some that hang it with the ends pointing upward to “catch” any luck that might be floating by.
We could say that God is our farrier. He prepares us, fits us and protects us by placing the Holy Spirit within us. He doesn’t just set us in the world and expect us to have all the friction and roughness of the world bear into us as we bump along in life. The Lord is there for us to protect us… like our horseshoe. And it’s not by dumb luck that we have His protection. We were invited as His children. Thank you, Lord!