Still With Him in the City

Around 4:00 yesterday afternoon, this was the scene in front of me.  I love the city!  It's size staggers my imagination.  The thought of so many people, so much activity, so many sights and sounds rushes at each of my senses.  While nothing compares to the beauty of nature (mountain, sea, etc), this  cityscape  takes my breath away.  Closely behind these thoughts, comes this Scripture to my mind:

Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?  If I ascend to heaven, you are there!  If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!  If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.  If I say, "Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night," even the darkness is not night to you; the night is bright in the day but darkness is as light with you!  (Psalm 139:7-12)
I'll take my cues from my grandchildren today who cavorted yesterday without a care on the roof of their apartment--towering buildings all around them.  The water balloons provided relief from the heat of the sun.

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!  How vast is the sum of them!  If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake,  and I am still with you(vs. 17 & 18).


  1. Grandchildren are awesome!!

    I have an urgent prayer request at arise 2 write.

  2. This really made me miss my hometown Rebecca. I have been thinking about it a lot lately. Seeing the skyscrapers as you enter the downtown area is awe inspiring!
    And yes God is with us always and I am sure he is getting pleasure from seeing how much you are enjoying those little cuties! It is a blessing that you can travel to them. Precious moments.
    Love Di ♥

  3. I bet the view at night when all the lights are on is awesome to see. Your grands are at such fun ages.Enjoy your visit.

  4. I'm a city girl at heart, Rebecca!!! And Psalm 139 is one of my all time favorites!! As far as I'm concerned? This post was PERFECT! You are such a wonderful and inspiring writer! ~Janine XO


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Writing a Song a Week #3
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