1 O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
2 You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
3 You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
4 You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
5 You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand! ~Psalm 139 (NLT)
How does a relationship with your Higher Power look?
Like a friendship! But that doesn’t feel right.
Surely that’s presumptuous on my part!
Shouldn’t it be like superstar and peon,
like a head-of-Department professor and freshman,
like celebrity and fan, like icon and nobody?
But what superstar, what Department head,
what celebrity, what icon I might meet,
might hang around constantly, might idolize…
could that being know me, understand me,
anticipate not only my words but my thoughts?
It’s almost the opposite,
as though in my Higher Power’s practice
I’m the superstar, the professor, the celebrity,
the icon, that all about me is of superlative importance
to the HP. But HP has examined my heart,
knows about me even down to trivialities.
Yet HP exceeds them all, superstars, profs,
celebs, icons but yet I matter to HP!
You go before me and follow me.
He places his hand of blessing on my head.
This knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!