North, South, East and West
But if I go to the east, He is not there; if I go to the west, I do not find Him. When He is at work in the north, I do not see Him; when He turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of Him. BUT He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed His steps; I have kept to His way without turning aside. I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread. Job 23:8-12
This is a chunk of scripture I memorized a while back and a painting I did to go with it. I love how scripture uses little words to make big statements. Notice that the passage tells me that I may not see God, hear God, or feel God – there may be absulutely no evidence of Him around me at all. Ever felt like that? I have. Then He uses a little bitty word that negates, or makes small, everything before it. He uses the little word ‘but’… “But He knows the way that I take…”. God wants me to know His eye is on the sparrow, therefore His eye is on me. He knows every step, every eye lash, every tear – He knows me intimately. He is my Creator. He knit me together with His own two hands in my mother’s womb and then with those same two hands, was nailed to a cross for my sins. Man alive, I serve a marvelous God!