"Show Thy marvellous lovingkindness, O You who saves by Your right hand those who put their trust in You... Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of Your wings."
Psalm 17: 7-8
It seems almost preposterous to ask God to show His marvellous lovingkindness. I think that should He manifest half of it's extent to me, I might just break from the sheer ecstasy of wonder at how much He loves. His love is something that awes me to no end. My eyes will never be able to focus on the immense spectrum of love that He has for me. And for you.
And to think that God saves with His right hand. I'm talking about God. Not just the word God. I mean GOD. The Creator. The King of kings. The Lord of lords. I find that in my mortality I cheapen His existence.
But think about it, God puts His right hand directly into the life of the one will dare to trust Him, and thereby delivers them. He intervenes and halts the consequences of evil. He is not a distant God as I tend to make Him out to be. He's right there. Always.
He shields me as the apple of His eye. He holds me close under His wings. Protective and strong, He is not hindered by the forces of hate and violence. He does not cover His face and look away when I'm in trouble. Instead He draws me near and cherishes me and fights for me. He's right there. He sees, He hears, He even experiences what I'm experiencing. This is God.
"As for me, I will behold Your face in righteousness:I will be satisfied, when I awake, with Your likeness."Psalm 17:15