Not One the Same

January 17, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Psalm 139, which is a portion of today's lectionary reading, is intensely personal. The repetition of personal pronouns emphasize the surprising intimacy in which God knows each of us. And unlike this wall of gears at the St. Louis City Museum, we are uniquely known. The psalmist goes back and forth from amazement that God cares for him to the plea for examination. Nothing is hidden. All of one's life is in plain view. And not condemned. It is like knowing the worst of someone and still loving them.

And it is this stunning awareness of being loved, valued, created, that motivates one's change for goodness and gratitude. And the psalmist is amazed at the thought. As I am.


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