I love reading Psalm 139. I'm not going to quote it all, but here is a some of it:
Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
I am always so overwhelmed when I read these words. I'm reminded that God intimately knows everything about me. In fact, search implies that He has made it a point, a priority to take note of me. God, the all-knowing, all-powerful, all-present, creator of all things, etc. is most interested in me (and you, of course)! I don't think we can completely conceive how incredible and improbable this really is. It makes absolutely no sense, but the reality of it is that it is not a myth. It is true. I agree with the Psalmist when he wrote "Such Knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it."
Not only does God know us intimately; He also pursues us relentlessly. It doesn't matter where our body or soul is. God is there. We are truly never alone. We may try to run but we can never hide from Him. He wouldn't have it any other way. That's why we call it amazing love!
*8/18/11--This blog is now part of a series entitled Walking With God In The Midst of Cancer.