Saturday, January 31, 2009

Psalm 139:16

Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed. Psalm 139:16 NRSV

How are you doing in memorizing Psalm 139? I keep getting verses mixed up but I keep trying. I hope you will, too. Take a moment to see what you can remember before you continue reading....

We have been looking through the lenses of Psalm 139 and seeing how God has known us from our creation. In fact, God created us. This verse goes further than our creation. Even when you were just a twinkle in your parents' eyes (and grandparents' and great-grandparents', etc.), God could see us.

God had plans for you before you even existed. Wow! Talk about being truly known, truly seen, and truly intimate! This verse is also truly hopeful. It does not strip us of our free will nor does it suggest predestination. Instead, it further reveals God's omniscience. This isn't God determining our lifetime but God knowing our lifetime. God is not unconcerned nor ignorant of our plights, our story or our joys. Truly, God does know!

God who sees, God who knows, God who hears, we rejoice in your awareness. Help us to also be more aware of your presence in our lives. May we live as those who do travel in Your intimate awareness and love. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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