You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is so high that I cannot attain it.
Psalms 139, Verses 5-6
The imagery in these two verses is very clear and quite amazing. As I read the first verse I pictured God carefully yet relentlessly herding me along as a cowboy would do with a wild horse. Then as God corrals me, blocking my escape in the front and from behind, he gently lays his hand on me and I am tamed in his love.
The second verse expresses how I can hardly believe that God would do this for me. It is beyond my wildest dreams, beyond my human comprehension, that he would care enough about me to seek me and save me, to bring me into his arms. Alleluia!
06 October 2014