He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter
in the shadow of your wings.
Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings.
“For the people of Israel belong to the Lord; Jacob is his special possession.
10 He found them in a desert land, in an empty, howling wasteland.
He surrounded them and watched over them; he guarded them as he would guard his own eyes.[c]
11 Like an eagle that rouses her chicks and hovers over her young, so he spread his wings to take them up and carried them safely on his pinions.
12 The Lord alone guided them; they followed no foreign gods.
1 Peter 4:12-13
Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. 13 Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.
Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies will hover over Jerusalem and protect it like a bird protecting its nest.
He will defend and save the city; he will pass over it and rescue it.
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
Guard me as you would guard your own eyes.[a] Hide me in the shadow of your wings.