It’s late, but I’m going to try to participate in Five Minute Fridays anyway. We had a rehearsal for the Renaissance Festival tonight, so again, I missed the twitter party. They are so much fun. But hopefully I’ll get to chat next week.
Okay, so today’s prompt is rise.
You have searched me, Lord,
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. Psalm 139:1-3
The Lord knows when I rise. He knows every time I get out of bed to check on a child. He knows every step I’ve paced worrying about them. He knows every dream I have ever had (and every nightmare.) The Lord KNOWS me.
It’s very awe inspiring and even a little bit scary. Because I don’t know that even Dale knows every little thing about me. (He does know quite a lot, but not every thing.)
It makes this part of Psalm 139 even more difficult to say.
Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24
Because he does know. He knows when I have panic attacks, or when I have a major depressive episode. He knows I have been offensive at times.
And yet, he is still leading me. He is guiding me and teaching me, and showing me how to rise on wings like eagles. He is teaching me how to walk in his way.
He knows me, and he loves me anyway.