"May God's grace and mercy circumscribe all your choices today," I wrote prayerfully as I commented on a blogging friend's post this morning. Then I questioned my choice of the word circumscribe and decided I'd better google its definition before hitting the Publish Button. (Too often, the Publish Button has morphed into a Panic Button for me.)
I believe the Heavenly Father had a lesson in mind for me -- if for no one else.
Just LOOK at this. Do YOU see it, too?
1 a : to constrict the range or activity of definitely and clearly <his role was carefully circumscribed>
b : to define or mark off carefully <a study of plant species in a circumscribed area>
2 a : to draw a line around b : to surround by or as if by a boundary <fields circumscribed by tall trees>
3 : to construct or be constructed around (a geometrical figure) so as to touch as many points as possible
(from Merriam Webster)
To constrict, to define, to mark off, to draw a line around, to surround, to construct or BE constructed around! It would be enough to think on these functions of God's grace and mercy.
But Merriam Webster goes on to describe the functions! Definitely, clearly, carefully, around, by a boundary, and so as to touch as many points as possible!
Oh, I'm DEFINITELY circumscribed by God's grace and mercy!
They are "new every morning"!
They touch as many points as possible.
And with God, all things are possible.