the imagery

I love the imagery of this verse. The NIV states “rest between his shoulders”. I think of when my daughters were young and they had piggy back rides. The Message translates the same verse “within whom God is at home”. That is a cool image, too – God hanging out at/in my house.

“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.”

“God’s beloved; God’s permanent residence. Encircled by God all day long, within whom God is at home.”