Psalm 139:5 – “You hem me in…”

Do you remember when you were little and  used to look for shapes in the clouds?  To lay in my backyard of grass warmed by the summer sun: this was one of my favorite hobbies.

While riding in the car with my brother, I looked through the window.  Instantly, I was reminded of this pastime when I saw the sky.  “It’s a dove!” I exclaimed, and I scrambled to get my camera before a cluster of buildings would soon block my view.

Don’t you just love how God blesses us with reminders of His constant presence?  Even through the artful collaboration of the clouds, God was giving me a reminder of the true meaning of hope and the joy for which I have to smile.

“You hem me in, behind and before,

and lay your hand upon me.”

Psalm 139:5

Behind us and before us: God is always there.  No matter where we are or what we are doing, He is there.  If we need help remembering, we may just need to gaze at the cotton-ball clouds above us while sitting at a red light.