1 You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
You are sailing along in life enjoying the soft, warm breeze when out of no where a force stronger than you stops you in your tracks and speeds you away in a direction you had not intended. No one sees your plight. No one knows where you are or where you are headed. You are alone caught up in something you never planned. Ever feel like that yellow butterfly caught in the grill of my car? (See picture above.) That poor, beautiful butterfly never planned on becoming an ornament on my car grill and yet there it is. Who knows how long that beauty was adorning my car before I noticed it.
While reading Psalm 139 this morning I thought of that yellow butterfly all lost and alone on the grill of my car. How many times in life have a felt misunderstood, how many times have I felt alone, how many times have I felt as though no one knew where I was or cared, how many times have I been “taken” somewhere that was not of my design, how many times have I been hurt or injured, how many times have I felt “dead” inside? In all of those times and many, many more God knew and knows me. He knows everything about me. God knows what my blood vessels look like on the inside, who else can say that?! He knows every hair on my head and every thought in my brain. He is the most, awesome best friend forever (BFF) that anyone could ever have. So when I feel like that yellow butterfly that is screaming down the highway at 70 miles an hour on the grill of a foreign car, I remember that the Lord knows where I am, He understands every thought and emotion that I am experiencing, He knows how scared, lonely, hurt I am and He will care for me as no one else can.
Butterfly on the Grill,