Then the Lord will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy. It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain. (Isaiah 4:5-6) (NIV )
During the wilderness travel of the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan, God's presence was with them continually as a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. God in his love and mercy always desires the good for his people and here again is a promise of the same. God desires to be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain for all of us who are willing to live by his Word. Abiding in Christ and his Word abiding in us brings great blessings to us.