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Sunday, July 07, 2013

Sunday Reflection: Hemmed In

I like my privacy, and I like my personal space. I constantly struggle to claim both. But there is a time when I don’t mind that someone is so near that I feel His presence.

 It’s comforting when God hems in his child; his hands “behind and before”.  There's also comfort in knowing He's never far away, and He knows all. 

“You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.

Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
 
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
 
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?  If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
 
 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:1-14, NIV

Have a great Sunday,
Teresa


scripture from the Holy Bible, online source Biblegateway.com

6 comments:

  1. He is always there, no matter what. We can step away and still He waits patiently for us to turn around.

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  2. A know it all you say? geez haha

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  3. This is one of my favorite scriptures. Happy Sunday to you as well.

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  4. I hope you are enjoying your Sunday and that you had a lovely 4th of July holiday! :)

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  5. Happy Sunday to you, too.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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  6. Well, it's Monday now, so Happy Monday, if there's ever such a thing! Thanks for sharing!

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