Listen to the sound of the word mis•tor. Say it, if you please, out loud. Can you think of a very similar English word? If you thought of mystery you are right! Basically it is the same word and there is no doubt about the Hebrew origin of mystery. Mystery entails something hidden, secretive. Mis•tor is used interchangeably in the Bible with the word se•ter which is also the root of this noun (may also be an adjective): S.T.R.
Mis•tor or se•ter may also be a place of refuge where one can feel safety and security. Can you imagine what extent of safety and security you may be granted if you make God your se•ter, your hiding place. Unimaginable!
‘You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.’
‘You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.’
We mention in another email named ne•sher (eagle) the allegorical resemblance between God and the biblical image of the eagle. The Shekinah Glory is actually a complete additional manifestation of God that is being somewhat overlooked, mainly because of knowledge of Hebrew. The Shekinah has wings because our ancient expression speaks about it as a hiding place. We say in Hebrew: ta•chat kan•fey hash•chi•na:’ ‘under the wings of the Shekinah.’ Not just Shekinah. The Shekinah!
Look at this gorgeous, amazing verse (one can tell that I love this verse):
‘I will abide in your tent for ever; I will trust in the shelter of your wings. Selah.’
Although this verse is formatted in masculine gender, this is no else but the winged manifestation of the almighty – the Shekinah that we find se•ter under Her wings. I realize that it may sound weird to you but trust that Shekinah is by nature a feminine manifestation of God! As a rule, every noun that ends with ‘ah’ (the letter ‘hey’ following the vowel ‘ah’) is feminine!