Psalm 139 invites us to relate to Hagar and later David's experience of God in the wilderness - that of being seen, known, understood and lavishly loved by God. Seldom would we choose to go into the deserted wilderness of our own volition. Yet the wilderness is a place to go to hear God speak.
May the presence of God meet you today, where ever you are. Pause and allow yourself to experience God seeing you. Always, you are seen through the eyes of love.
Psalm 139:1-10 (NLT)
O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
2 You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
3 You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
4 You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
5 You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!
7 I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the grave, you are there.
9 If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.
For Reflection and Prayer:
What word, a phrase, image, or feeling caught your attention as you listened? Bring it into your prayer.
Be still as you invite God to look at you, to see you. What does God see? How does it feel to be seen? Reflect on a place where you have felt so un-noticed or unseen. Invite Jesus into that memory with you. Journal what Jesus shows you or says to you.
Invite God the father, the mother, to place hands upon your head and bless you. What do you long to hear in the blessing? Savor what you hear.