“The Lord is your shade at your right hand…The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.” Psalm 121:5 (NJKV)
One of the things I love about the Hebrew letters are their visual beauty to illuminate Jesus!
The Hebrew word for shade is tsel (tsale) #6738 in the Strong’s Concordance.
Tsel is a masculine noun meaning a shade, a shadow, under the protection or refuge of the LORD. When I see these letters in the context of the Scripture, in my mind’s eye I see…
צ = tsadik = fishhook = to catch, desire, to grasp, to praise
ל = lamed = staff/rod = Shepherd, to accompany
Praising Jesus for He is my Shepherd Who accompanies me through the darkest valley!
When the atmosphere of your world begins to heat up. Struggle finds you in the midst of the day. Return to the visual of Tsel, צל and rest beneath His loving shade! Praise Jesus, your Shepherd knows you’re going out and coming in from this time forth and even forevermore!