Psalm 57:1 “Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge until the storms of destruction pass by.”
The “wings” in the verse above signifies an edge of a flowing skirt. It also means an expanded wings like that of an eagle. It depicts total protection from all forms of harm. We can imagine a mother hen, keeping her chicks under her wings. The chicks feel warm and safe inside her. A preying animal has to attack the mother hen first before it gets her precious ones.
God is an impregnable wall to us because of His immeasurable power and might. Who can ever come near Him? But He is also a very loving and protective Father. His power and His love will make us safe and secure. To inflict harm on us is impossible.
But sometimes, it is our heart that becomes our enemy. We grow cold in the faith. We allow temptations to snare us away from spiritual things.
Unpleasant circumstances, like the extended quarantine due to Covid 19, can also attack our souls. Death abounds. We are scared and weary because it takes longer for this deadly virus to go away. And so we worry about the uncertain future.
But God is a shield against all kinds of enemies – even if it is our heart. He is the Sovereign Ruler who controls every event in this world. Our Lord knows the number of our hairs. That is how God loves HIs people. So God can revive our hearts again and again to enjoy sweet fellowship with Him even amid the storm – But only if we take refuge In the Shadow of His wings.