Exodus 37:9 (NLT) 9 The cherubim faced each other and looked down on the atonement cover. With their wings spread above it, they protected it.
The protective care of angel’s wings over the Ark of the Covenant speaks of the power and ability of God to care for what is his. (cf. Ruth 2:12; Psa. 17:8; 36:7-8; 61:4; 91:1, 4). The angels too are God’s ministering servants both to his glory and the good of the redeemed (Heb. 1:14).