My favorite of all Psalms. God is inescapable. In our best–our ascension to high places, and our worst–our farthest places from God, God is there. “Even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you.”(12)
In a tradition that reminds us often of our darkness, our depravity, our sinfulness–I think it is important to balance this with Psalm 139. “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” And how wonderful is our God. How marvelous that God enters humanity for the sake of restoration and reconciliation.
Take a moment to meditate with Sara Groves song, Know My Heart.
Dear God, Thank you for searching and knowing me. Thank you for making each one of us wonderfully. Help us this advent to prepare for seeing you new. Amen