Many times as I’m traveling on airplanes I marvel at the difference a few inches can make. Relaxing in a comfortable chair in a comfortable climate, I look out the window and realize that the temperature just inches away is below zero, the winds are 400+ MPH, and air is so thin that I would instantly plummet to my death gasping for oxygen. It’s only a matter of a few inches.
The Israelites understood this matter of inches. They went to great lengths to surround Jerusalem and other cities with walls, several inches thick. Inside the wall the Israelites found protection, safety and comfort. They knew God’s purposes were a priority. They knew they would find people who were like-minded. Outside the wall was a different story. There was no guarantee of their safety outside. It was just a matter of a few inches.
Today, we as believers in Jesus Christ are not called to remove ourselves and live behind a secluding wall, but rather to bring a wall of protection to those around us. Our battle is “against powers and principalities,” and we build a barrier against attack when we “pray in the Spirit at all times” (Eph. 6:12, 18).
This is why we have a 24/7 Prayer Wall for the nation at GetAmericaPraying.com.
Safety. Protection. God’s ways. It’s just a matter of inches.