for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. (Psa 63:7 ESV)
“When one of my friends becomes a Christian, which happens about every 10 years because I am a sheep about sharing my faith, the experience is euphoric. I see in their eyes the trueness of the story.” ― Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
It’s testimony time—many of us older Christians will remember the testimony services in Pentecostal churches as believers stood and shared was God was both doing and/or had done. The power of that confession was liberating to both the hearer and the speaker. David here is having a testimony time when he remembers how that he ‘stuck close’ (Martin, 2013) to God and was hiding, protected under the shadow of God’s wings, literally hidden in the presence of God.
Remembering what God has done in our past can bring faith in the future.