‘O Lord you have searched me and you know me…you hem me in - behind and before…Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence…even the darkness will not be dark to you.’ Psalm 139
On seeing THIS image I was struck by the size of the net and how when cast into the water, the net covered so much more than one man ever could by just using his bare hands. I remembered Psalm 139. David spends a lot of time describing how there is no escaping the Lord. Everything is within his grasp. He covers every inch of the earth and he know our hearts better than we do.
I suspended some netting in the prayer room and provided some paper and pens. We spent some time writing down everything that was pressing on our hearts, big or small, personal, local, national, global, political, medical, religious, past, present future. All of it.
With the image of the net suspended above our heads we placed all these things into the net. Instead of praying over it, we prayed under it. Knowing that it is God that holds the weight of everything in the earth, not us. There is nothing that he has not seen, nothing he doesn’t understand completely.
- Lou Van Der Linden