If to Heaven's heights I fly
You are still beside me,
Or in death's dark shadows lie,
You will stay close by me.
If I flee on morning wings
Far across the gray sea,
Even there your hand will lead,
Your right hand will guide me.
These are the two 3 year old girls in our lives. Our granddaughter, Anne Marie, and Ella, who we babysit. They are at the age where they just love to hide. They are far too young to realize that there's really no place in the house that we can't find them. But they still get quite a kick out of thinking they surprised us. The word "seek" translates in the Hebrew to "baquash", a word that means to search out, strive after, desire, request, require. It describes a passionate search for something of great value. Ever since Adam and Eve, people have been trying to hide from God. But as these little girls are of great value to us, so we are to God. He is our fortress, an ever present help to run to in times of trouble. Blankets are only for babies.
"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.