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Devotion - July 14, 2020

Psalm 139:1-12

1. O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.

2. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

3. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.

4. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.

5. You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.

6. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

7. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?

8. If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

9. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10. Even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

11. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become as night around me,”

12. Even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day,

for darkness is as light to you.

Reflection by Darlene Wagner

Personally, I find Psalm 139 to be the loveliest and most profound of all the Psalms. Nowhere else, except in the book of Job, does scri