“the farthest limits of the sea”

In the evening Tuesday, I tried to reflect on Ephesians 1:3-14, where Paul shares complex and abstract concepts about how much God cares for us.  When I found myself looking online for some resources on the text, I decided what I was beginning to do was not reflection and prayer, but study. 

So I moved to Psalm 139 instead where the Psalmist explores how deeply God knows us, and how God is present with us always and everywhere.

“You have searched me and known me.  You know when I sit down and when I rise up.  You discern my thoughts from far away.”

“Where can I go from your spirit? . . .If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.  If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me.”

Somehow, being here on a small island in the midst of the sea makes that passage speak even more.

countryside and the sea outside Xlendi Bay

 

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