Read Day 1 of the Psalm 139 Devotional- “Search me, God, and Know My Heart.“
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
What does it mean to be hemmed in? The definition is to be enclosed or surrounded. But since I’m a visual person, I immediately thought of a hem and the process of sewing. Wikipedia.org describes it as “a garment finishing method, where the edge of a piece of cloth is folded narrowly and sewn to prevent unraveling of the fabric.” I just love that! How many times has God prevented me from unraveling? Well, too much to count. I don’t know why he does it. I don’t know why he loves us so; but he does, nonetheless.
Lord, God, thank you for the descriptions you give us in your word. You satisfy all of our senses as you give pictures to help us understand what we mean to you. You hem us in, Lord. You surround us with your love and give us the security we need. It doesn’t matter who has abandoned us. It doesn’t matter who has let us down. You have redeemed us and you protect us always. Thank you, Father, for taking care of your daughters and showing us how truly valuable we are. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Read Day 3 of the Psalm 139 Devotional- “Even There”
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