26th February 2019

The “I Know All About You Psalm”

“See, I have written your name on my hand!”
Isaiah 49:16 (NLT)

I listened to a CD recently recorded by Eva Cassidy. I admire the tone and quality of her voice and the songs she sings are mostly gentle and calming. Unfortunately, she died some years ago at a very young age, but her music is still out there to be enjoyed. One of those songs is entitled “Cos’ I Know You by Heart.” It is about having a loved ones’ character etched on ones’ mind—their voice, smile, laughter, their presence, in fact, everything about them. It reminds me of the Psalm I mentioned in the title, the ‘I know all about you Psalm,’ and how our great God knows all about his precious people. It reminds us about the lengths he goes to, day and night, to ensure that we are emblazoned in his mind and engraved upon the palms of his hands! The Psalm is 139 and is a Psalm of King David of Israel.

Let’s take a quick peek at some of those thoughts contained in this beautiful song today and perhaps even ponder them throughout the day as we face the difficulties of life, whatever they may be. You ready?
Verse 1—“O Lord you have examined my heart and know everything about me.”
Verse 2—“You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.”
Verse 3—Every moment you know where I am.
Verse 4—“You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.”
Verses 5 & 6—“You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand.”
Verses 7-10—I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.”
Verses 13 & 14—“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvellous—how well I know it.”
Verses 17 & 18—How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!”

These few verses are proof that we are not on our own; we have a Father who loves us unconditionally and passionately. He is never far off but constantly guiding and leading us, his beloved children.

A million thanks Father, for all your parental care and precious blessings that we receive each day from your generous hand.

Study by Cliff Neill

About the Author:
Cliff Neill is an Elder in Grace Communion Church Luton.

Local Congregation:
Grace Communion Church Luton
Farley Hill Methodist Church
North Drift Way
Farley Hill

Meeting Time:
Saturday 10:30am

Local Congregational Contact:
Harry Sullivan
Phone: 01908-582222
Email: harry_sullivan@wcg.org.uk

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