Monday, June 4, 2012

Before and After

We invite God’s Spirit to speak to us today in Psalm 139.5:

You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.

We journey through life, trailed by imperfect pasts and facing uncertain futures. God hems us in, surrounding us in perfect love, freeing us of the guilt and shame that visited former failures, while also safeguarding us against future mistakes and disappointments. God’s hand is on our lives. It makes present and prominent the role of grace in everything we think and do.

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