7 Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
8 My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.
In the Shadow of Your Wings
I grew up on a farm and watched many a momma hen sit on a nest full of baby chicks. Each hen would fluff her feathers, extend her wings outward slightly, and watch her surroundings alertly. Occasionally, a fluffy little head would peek out from under the warm feathers and slightly extended wing. Momma hen would quickly tuck the downy head back into the safety of her feathers. Up popped her head and she would scan the area for any intruders that may have appeared during the brief interval it took her to tuck the chick back into her feathery sanctuary.
Can you see our Father tucking us in close and keeping us safe? I want to remain in the shadow of his wings, rejoicing to be his child.
Father, I will rejoice because you have been my help. In the shadow of your wings I will rejoice. I will follow close behind You and I know Your right hand uphold me. Thank you Father for keeping watch on me, tucking me in close, and protecting me. Amen.