My first thought was of how I’m hidden in God’s hand. In heaven and on the earth, God is present and is near. I’m am enclosed both behind and before. Things I cannot see or understand are clear to Him. Darkness and light are the same to Him. His sight is like an eagle by day and an owl by night.
Psalms 139 applies both to my earthly body and also to my soul. God knows me like parents know their child. Children are playing in the backyard, and one child cries, and the mother gets up. Parents can interpret a baby’s cry by saying he’s fussy, or hungry, or lonely.
As we grow in the Lord, he gives us hind feet and makes us walk in high places. (Hab 3:19) He encloses us both before and behind and goes before us. Jesus said to come and rest when your burdens are heavy. Let me teach you for, I am gentle at heart and will give you rest. (Matt 11: 28-30)
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock That shadows a dry, thirsty land He hideth my life in the depths of his love And covers me there with his hand And covers me there with his hand
When our work on this earth is done, we will be with the true rock of ages, the cornerstone of our salvation. I’ve hidden my soul in the cleft of his hand
Habakkuk 3:19 The Lord is my strength And He has made my feet like hind’s feet. And
Psalms 139: 5 Thou hast enclosed me behind and before. And laid Thy hand upon me.