The Entire World Under God’s Wing

“Like young birds under the wing of the hen, so the whole universe, all the assemblies of angels, all men, all senseless animals, all material worlds, are under the Lords wing. He enlightens all and everything – some with mental light, and others with material light.

He warms all – some with spiritual warmth and others with material warmth; and as the hen hears the cries and the sighs of the young birds under it, so the Lord hears even our secret sighs, our prayers, our praises, and sees all our needs.  ‘My trust shall be under the covering of Your wings’.”

(St. John Kronstadt, My Life in Christ, pg. 216)