Psalm 91:4-6 NIV
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.  You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,  nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
The castle/military imagery continues in these verses with God’s faithfulness being our shield and rampart. But juxtaposed upon this is a very different image, that of God being like a bird caring for its young. God’s strength and power is found not in brute force but compassion and vulnerability, a parent caring for their child.
Father. We place ourselves, our families and our communities in your care.