“Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings” Psalm 17:9
A mother loves her child beyond measure and will defend and protect him or her at all cost… including giving her life if necessary. I got the privilege of watching a mother bear defending and protecting her cub from a male bear four times her size. It didn’t bother her that the task looked impossible. All she cared about was keeping her cub safe. She succeeded in driving away the male bear, thus saving her cub from his massive grip.
- “The owl will nest there and lay eggs, she will hatch them, and care for her young under the shadow of her wings;” Isaiah 34:15
A mother’s wings are a safe haven for her young where they are protected with warmth, shelter, comfort, and her love. All that they need, she lovingly and willingly provides.
- “How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.” Psalm 36:7
God is described several times as having wings of protection for His people. He desires all to come to Him and seek shelter under His wings, where He, like a mother, will provide warmth, comfort, shelter, protection, and unfailing love.
- “He will cover you with his feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” Psalm 91:4
With God’s wings covering you, you will need nothing more.