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Healing was beneath His wings

by Jean-Louis Coraboeuf

"But for those who fear my name, the sun of justice will rise up, and healing will be beneath its wings [kanaph]" (Malachi 4:2).

Just as chicks find warmth, healing and safety next to the mother hen, we find safety, essential for the restoration of our souls, in the closeness of God. The Hebrew word, kanaph means wing, but also coat-tail, the fringe of clothing.

God invites us, then, - and this is not an allegory - to come intimately close to Him. In fact, it is only close to Him that true healing is found, which restores our dignity, and gives us a new identity in order to face up to life. Only God can bring about this miracle in our lives! And thus nothing can snatch us from His hand and that of his Son (John 10:28-29)!