“Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit? to be out of your sight? If I climb to the sky, you’re there! If I go underground, you’re there! If I flew on morning’s wings to the far western horizon, You’d find me in a minute—you’re already there waiting! Then I said to myself, “Oh, he even sees me in the dark! At night I’m immersed in the light!” It’s a fact: darkness isn’t dark to you; night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to you. Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.” – Psalm 139:7-16 (MSG)
Why This Verse is important to Matt:
I grew up without a father. It wasn’t like mom and dad decided to separate when I was a young boy – I never knew the feeling of a father in my home. As a boy I remember asking a lot of questions of God and wondering; was He there? Is He real? Does He know me? I love this passage from the Psalms because of the encouragement it offers me. It says God – a Good Heavenly Father – is watching me grow, every moment, every second. I can’t run from His condition-free love, and I can’t hide. I am fully known by God, and He loves what He sees. So I thank God for making me wonderfully and on purpose. And I thank God He made us all wonderful too.