Our scripture for today comes from Psalm 139:7-12. The first Sunday of Lent we looked at verses 1-6 and saw that God knows me and lovingly cares about me. Today the psalmist exclaims that God is everywhere; He surrounds us. There is nowhere we can go to ‘get away’ from God. If you are running from God, like Jonah did, you will soon realize that you can’t out run God. He will find you and seek you out. If you know God, it is a comfort to know that He is always near and there is no where you can go on earth or in heaven where He will not be! Praise God! He is omniscient and omnipresent in all things and in all ways.
Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
9 If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light about me be night,”
12 even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is bright as the day,
for darkness is as light with you.
May you be comforted by the loving presence of God in your life today.