Our pastor’s sermon yesterday was straight out of Psalm 139. The daily devotional, out of Robert Morgan’s “My All In All” was also centered around Psalm 139, but with a twist.
It was about John Quincy Adams, the 6th President of the United States. Did you know he was a hymn-writer? Me either! And the hymn Morgan quoted today was based on, you guessed it, Psalm 139!
O Lord, Thy all discerning eyes
My inmost purpose see;
My deeds, my words, my thoughts, arise
Alike disclosed to Thee:
My sitting down, my rising up,
Broad noon, and deepest night,
My path, my pillow, and my cup,
Are open to Thy sight.
Before, behind, I meet Thine eye,
And feel Thy heavy hand:
Such knowledge is for me too high,
To reach or understand:
What of Thy wonders can I know?
What of Thy purpose see?
Where from Thy Spirit shall I go?
Where from Thy presence flee?
If I ascend to heaven on high,
Or make my bed in hell;
Or take the morning’s wings, and fly
O’er ocean’s bounds to dwell;
Or seek, from Thee, a hiding place
Amid the gloom of night—
Alike to Thee are time and space,
The darkness and the light.
You cannot escape the presence of the Lord! He will pursue you! He loves you and desires a relationship with you!