The most holy place is under the wings.
This got me searching about wings this morning.
In Malachi 4:2 we are told the sun of righteousness has "healing in its wings."
In Deuteronomy 32:11b, God "spread His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions."
In Psalm 18:10b God rides "upon the wings of the wind."
In Psalm 104:3c God "walks upon the wings of the wind."
In Psalm 91:4b it says "And under His wings you may seek refuge."
In Psalm 57:1 it also says we should seek refuge in the shadow of His wings.
In Psalm 63:7 it says "in the shadow of Thy wings I sing for joy."
And in Isaiah 40:31, the ones who wait expectantly (with belief) for God will "mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tried, They will walk and not become weary (they gain new strength the verse says intitally)."
I try to put all this together.
Under God's wings we are very close to Him, pulled tight inside. We are then under His protection, within His power, safe. We will find holiness, joy and refuge there.
This might be an aside, but thinking about all this sure opens up the idea of holiness. Sometimes religion and well-meaning people equate holiness with a series of rules and shiny exteriors. This kind of "holiness" (though it isn't holiness at all) is that solemn stern kind of behavior that is nothing like God.
But realizing holiness is found when we seek refuge in God, in the shadow of His wings, reminds us holiness is all from God, nothing of us.