And I have put my words in your mouth and covered you in the shadow of my hand, establishing the heavens and laying the foundations of the earth, and saying to Zion, ‘You are my people. Isaiah 51: 16
In this chapter the Lord challenges His people to consider His power, love and care. He does so, as they appear to be bogged down by concerns large and small. Feeling overwhelmed and overshadowed, the Lord points at what really causes that shadow: His hand which covers you. It is the mighty hand that controls all things as we know and discover, but it is also the caring hand that protects. Knowing this, we can look up and ahead, whether it is about work, leisure, personal well-being or concerns about the world in which we live.