You have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
What does it mean to be hemmed in? I wondered as I read the verse. The thought hadn't even finished forming when I sensed the Lord's presence, pressing in upon me from all sides. I felt surrounded--or hedged in, as some translations put it--by God's comfort and peace.
The finite hemmed in by infinite Love!
Since that morning, whenever I think about that verse, I experience God's "hemming" all over again. It must be how a newborn feels when it's snugly swaddled: warm, safe, secure, content and unafraid.
I can't make a wrong move when I'm in that place. I can't worry about the future because I'm so peaceful in His presence.
If only I could learn how to stay within His divine hedges . . .