REFLECTION: I see you….

I see you…

You see me?  Who are you?  Where are you?

Yes, I see you!  I am God.  I’m here, right beside you…

I  began this reflection two weeks ago, but I never found the words nor the direction on how to finish it.  I knew the message was clear, that God sees us at every moment of each day, but He had yet to give me the scripture verse and the story to bring the point across.

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise;  you perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down;  you are familiar with all my ways.  Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.  You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit?  Where can I flee from your presence?  If I go up to the heavens, you are there if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.  If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.  If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.  Psalm 139: 1-12

I had come across this scripture passage on Tuesday evening, in the midst of our RCIA (Adult Cathechesis) program.  I had yearned to share it with the enquirers, wanting them to realize how much God loved them and how closely He was with each.  Yesterday, I shared it again with two others, teaching them how to pray the scripture through, especially at times of desolation and despondency.

We have free and ready access to God’s Word, but many of us rarely use it.  We are taught repeatedly that God’s Word is our spiritual sword which will bring us victory during times of trial, but how many use it?

Last night, as I drove back home through the rain, my car hydroplaned while I drove around a curve off Lions Gate Bridge  Rather than moving forward, the car began moving sideways towards the left.  As in the movies, time slowed down and I was very aware of every move I made.  As I turned the wheel, the car spun 90 degrees sideways and I was moving forward towards the concrete barrier.  Thankfully, a few other turns got the car moving in the right direction.  I’m not sure how long the incident took, but it felt as if it lasted at least a couple of minutes.  To my surprise, I didn’t call out for God’s help, but I recall immediaely thanking Him profusely after the car moved in the proper direction,

I had no idea what I was doing, but somehow the steering wheel was going in the direction it had to turn.  I then wondered about the cars behind me and noticed only red lights (the rear lights of cars heading the opposite direction), Undoubtfully, God had kept all the cars away because a horrid accident was there in the making.

As I continued driving home, I told our Father that it felt as if it was merely a dream.  To my amazement, I was not alarmed but at peace.  I e-mailed my daughter to inform her I arrived safely and then I called up my dearest friend.  Even she was surprised of how calm I was.

Today, as I reflect, I write to testify of God’s presence and hand during that incident.. All those who know me personally know of my hyperactive response to just about everything.  But didn’t that scripture passage say that “even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.?  In my heart, I know it was our Father who had held that steering wheel.  In my heart, I know it was God’s peace that continued to radiate onto me.”  Nevertheless, I do wonder how my guardian angel(s) was/ were coping after the fact, but I am amazed that the car survived without a single scratch or bump.  Thank You Lord!

Father God,  thank You for constantly watching over each of us.  Thank You for refusing to remain distant even if we choose to turn our backs on You.  Thank You for continuing to pursue us and for constantly desiring an intimate and personal relationship with each of us.

Lord, help us to recognize Your presence in our lives.  When we are afraid, help us recognize Your presence and help us be aware that Your right hand will hold us fast and guide us step by step along our way.  Thank You Lord Jesus.  In Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN!

God bless us all,

Melissa – October 14, 2016

5 Responses to “REFLECTION: I see you….”

  1. In His Time says:

    Very touching. Hope all is well.

    Linda B.

  2. In His Time says:

    Thank you for sharing this. What a great story and message!

    In Jesus Work,

    Marlys

  3. In His Time says:

    wow…. I see you…..this is so powerful….you didn’t finish it last week because I needed it now…..I am always saying Lord I am so tired of it down here…I want to go where you are……today he was saying I am with you always Holy Spirit….you don’t need to come where I am….then I get up from a nap and read …..I see you…….wow…thank you Melissa…..you and the Lord are a pretty good team… lv Barb

  4. In His Time says:

    Beautiful reflection!

    Many thanks for sharing! How true that God watches us every step .
    Thank you, Lord, for protecting our Melissa!

    God bless you!

    With love
    Eva

  5. In His Time says:

    Praise Jesus for keeping u safe so as ur car. Yes, it is God indeed that kept ur peace. This is the difference between person who is so attuned to God or not. Problem exist for everyone but the reaction differ.

    Shared with David and he said to check ur tires. Balding tires is a factor.

    God bless,

    Lorna

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