Friday, April 06, 2012

the light

Happy Good Friday loves!

The other evening, I was reading my devotional on the porch that took me over to a verse in the book of Psalms.

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me,
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, you right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, " Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me," even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

For you created me inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
How amazing are your thoughts concerning me!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count, they would outnumber the grains of sand--when I awake, I am still with you.
[Psalm 139]

When I looked up, I saw this view.
In awe, I marveled over the art (after I ran to get my camera) until the clouds inevitably moved and sun lowered below the horizon. It was as if the sunset was painted, just for me; in that moment.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend, spend some of it smelling the pretty spring blooms!


  1. hands down my favorite passage. thanks for the great post!

  2. Beautiful post. Such a great pre-easter scripture, realizing the power of Christ's gift to us all and the beauty He presents to us daily. Have a great Easter weekend, thanks for this!

  3. Wow - what a beautiful post. To think, HE created that?! Whew!

    Have a wonderful and blessed Easter, friend!

  4. Beautiful picture and post! What a gorgeous Good Friday reminder. Our God is an awesome God!

  5. This is such a great passage! Thank you for sharing!


  6. A favorite Psalm. Are you familiar with Rescue, an a cappella group? They have a beautiful song with the words from this Psalm. I can't remember if it was on their The Difference album or Two Thousand Years Ago. Worth a listen. He is is risen!

  7. that is a amazing passage and an amazing photo

  8. Wow. God is truly amazing. I love seeing how wonderfully he created this earth, and how he revealed it to you in this moving way. God is so good.