Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Spirituality in Psalms: Psalm 139 A Meditation: You Know Me
Lord, you look into me.
The deepest parts of my heart and mind.
You look into, and know, and love the parts I am afraid to face.
You know me better than I know myself…before I knew myself.
You trod before me and light my path,
You watch behind me
You have set my path, and ordered the steps I could not understand.
You broke my heart to make me.
You healed me
How can I ever understand You well enough to tell the others?
How can I make them understand the surrounding and all-encompassing love you possess for them?
I cannot hide from you, Lord.
Although at times I wish my guilt and shame would cover me like a blanket or wash over my like a wave.
You still know me, and search me, and pursue me wherever I am-
And amazingly, wonder of wonders…
You still love me!
You still love me when I do not love myself, and when I know that I am unlovable.
Before I was made, before the earth was made, before the stars were made - I was there in Your heart
How do You hold us in Your love, in Your heart when I can barely hold one?
How magnificent and magnanimous You are!
Teach me, I beseech You, Lord
Show me Your way, that I may do You honor