immanence and steadfast love of God. We should take time to contemplate our lives and marvel at the wonder that is our existence.
God is all knowing. God knows every step we take, every move we make, our every thought and deed. Even before we can speak, the intentions behind our utterances are known. The words bind in can also be interpreted as fortifies. In that context the verse means God supports us in front and in back, in all of the things that we do (lay your hand upon me). Spirit is with us through it all, whether we are conscious of it or not. When we begin to understand, we are overwhelmed by God’s greatness.
God is everywhere present, Divine guidance is available to us at every moment. Even if we cannot see that Presence (the light around me become night), it is still in our midst. Darkness is not real and is not a state of mind or being. It is defined by the absence of light. It is a state in which we are maximally open to receiving light or an emptiness ready to be filled. The day that is referred to here is the intellect fully illumined by Spirit. Night is as bright as the day, because God knows that ignorance is merely a state from which we can become fully receptive and open to understanding.
God created the perfect idea of the Universe. God also created the perfect idea of us. We have been and always will be perfect in the sight of God. The creation of just a single human being is awe-inspiring. God knew all that we would become even before we had form. Our entire life has been in the Master Plan since the beginning of time. We are just limited in our ability to grasp it all. How vast is Divine creativity! God has literally ideated each and everything visible and invisible. God’s ideas are so many that it is impossible to count them.
If we allow, Spirit can cleanse our consciousness of the dross (search me and know my heart, test me and know my thoughts). Rather than trying through our personal will to be perfect before approaching God, we must understand that it is only through the work of Spirit that we can be cleansed of error. We need only approach the altar with a humble and open heart, so that the guidance of the Divine is accessible.
And so it is! Amen!