How do we dwell in God's Tent under the shelter of His wings? - Psalm 61:5 בְסֵ֖תֶר כְּנָפֶ֣יךָ
(ה) אָג֣וּרָה בְ֭אָהָלְךָ עוֹלָמִ֑ים אֶֽחֱסֶ֨ה בְסֵ֖תֶר כְּנָפֶ֣יךָ סֶּֽלָה׃
(5) O that I might dwell in Your tent forever, take refuge under Your protecting wings. Selah.

What does the Book of Psalms say about dwelling in God’s Presence?

Psalm 61 and began:

"I will dwell in Your tent forever;

I will take refuge

in the shelter of your wings"

What does it mean to dwell in God's tent - in the shelter of His wings?

A tent shelters one from the burning sun and the raging storm yet allows the wanderer easy access to enter and exit at will. There are no doors, no gates, nothing is locked or barred. All is open for you and I to dwell in God's presence.

With wings one can do the impossible, to see from afar, to rise above the hills, to be carried on air.

Air, like the soul, can be neither seen nor touched; only its presence is felt.

Yet, light as air is, it can lift the heaviest C5 cargo jet carrying tanks across the oceans, skipping over mountains and never touching the ground.

Like the tent, the wings give shelter from the elements; yet, the tent and wings are very different. The tent stands alone while wings work together as one. And so, perhaps Psalm 61 contains this important wisdom: it is together that we may truly fly.

(excerpt from the book "Software for the Soul: Psalms for Everyone" click Here for the link.