Two years ago I flew on morning’s wings to the far western horizon. This was the sunset, taken on the hotel roof (where we were soothing knotted muscles and jet lag in the heated pool).
This was Vancouver at the beginning of the trip of a lifetime. A holiday became “holy days” as we revelled in the beauty of Canada’s western coast and then headed north to explore the Alaskan coast and mountains. Every day we saw wonders and splendours in the “natural” world, every day we sensed God’s pleasure and presence. It was as if Almighty God was thrilled to show off some of the fabulous treasures with which our planet is loaded. Sunsets, whales, glaciers, mountains, eagles- sheer joy.
God knows us so well- and took pleasure in our enjoyment of His artistry.
Psalm 139 has been the subject of some lively conversation in our home group. We are exploring prayer in all of its many forms, and these words of King David reminded us of God’s knowledge of us- and of His deep, deep love for us. God is here- when we look.
Here’s a thought to pray on: God loves us even though He knows our best- and worst.
Psalm 139:1-12 (Message)
God, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand. I’m an open book to you; even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking. You know when I leave and when I get back; I’m never out of your sight. You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence. I look behind me and you’re there, then up ahead and you’re there, too— your reassuring presence, coming and going. This is too much, too wonderful— I can’t take it all in! Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit? to be out of your sight?
If I climb to the sky, you’re there! If I go underground, you’re there! If I flew on morning’s wings to the far western horizon, You’d find me in a minute— you’re already there waiting! Then I said to myself, “Oh, he even sees me in the dark! At night I’m immersed in the light!” It’s a fact: darkness isn’t dark to you; night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to you.