Thursday, September 3, 2009

Psalm 139

(Cuddling in bed reading this psalm to my girls in pajamas):

1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.

2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

3 You discern my going out and my lying down; 
 you are familiar with all my ways.

4 Before a word is on my tongue, you know it completely, O LORD.

5 You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?

8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

Haley Jane (furrowed brow): "Well...why does He only hold us with His right hand? Why doesn't he hold us with both hands?"  


beckers said...

thats awesome! Haley, your mind amazes me!! awesome question though, one that as i am thinking about it, i dont knowthe answer...interesting. what did you reply to her annie?

Josh and Jadey said...

I of course always love Darcy/Haley stories. However this was encouraging to me. I start my injectable treatment this weekend and I am needless to say scared, fearful and having a little anxiety. I needed the reminders that Psalm 139 brought. Thanks

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Anonymous said...

Becky, I explained to her that it is a literary device, not so much a literal explanation. You have to remember what genre of the Bible you're reading; Psalms is very literary.