Mid-Week Meditation – Psalm 139 (Part 2)

Psalm 139:7–10 (ESV) - "Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I  flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I..." -  Biblia.com

Last week we looked at how we are known to God, and how we cannot wear a mask before Him, for He knows us through and through. This week in verses 7-12 of this Psalm I want to look at how there is no place we can escape from His presence.

Where shall I go from Your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from Your Presence?

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 & dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea EVEN THERE

Your hand shall lead me and Your right hand shall hold me.

If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me and the light about me be night;

EVEN the darkness is not dark to You, the night is bright as the day

for darkness is as light with You.

Psalm 139: 7-12

Even there!

There is no end to God’s knowledge or presence – Even there He is with me.

There is no-where God will not lead and hold me, and there is nowhere too dark for God to see me.

Supposing it is the heights of heaven or the depths of despair, and everywhere in-between even there God is with me. All the in-betweens – God is there. Heaven & Sheol, Morning and night, Light and Darkness, all are the same to God, His light so shines in them all that they are the same to Him, the Creator fills all of His universe with His presence; even there.

So whether we are at one of the extremes today or just in the ordinary, in-between Even There God is with us to uphold us. Where ever we are, we are in a place God can reach us, there is nowhere out of His reach, God the creator fills all of His universe, even all the empty spaces.

This is a Psalm of faith and trust, trust and knowledge that Even There, even in that hard place God’s Hand and Will and Grace can hold us. So in acceptance, in rest, in surrender let us trust our ‘Even Theres’ to God, our Creator, our Redeemer, our Saviour.

He can still reach us …. even there!