5 The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
When I think of the word shade I get this vision of someone reclining, on a hot summer day, under the shade of a big tree. I looked up the word and part of the definition is ‘sheltered’.
When I read that I thought about it more and realized how the Lord is indeed our Shade. Under the shade of a tree, we find rest, we’re usually relaxed, and we’re usually getting relief from something, sun, rain.
When I sit with my Shade, the world seems less. After I pour out my heart to Him, allow Him to pour His into me, there is rest, relief, a more relaxed me; with renewed strength to weather the weather of life.
The Lord is your Shade so grab the Good Book, recline beneath Him and be renewed.
Matthew 11:28 ~ I will give you rest.
2 Thessalonians 1:6-8 ~ He is just … and will give relief.
Matthew 6:30-33 ~ What He’s trying to do is to get you to relax.
All verses from the New International Version with the exception of Matthew 6:30-33 (Msg).