I never really noticed this part of Psalm 139 before. It says, “You have laid your hand upon me.” In the New Living Translation, it says that He has placed His hand of blessing on our head.
I began to think about the hand of God on my head, and I realized that I am constantly placing my hand on Nathan’s head. When we are walking somewhere, sometimes I find myself with my hand on his head. Usually, I do it to guide him where I want him to go. I’m not pulling his ear, I’m just directing him softly so that he will be safe.
I’m not sure if this is the original intention of the author in Psalm 139, but for me, it was a strong visual of what God does with me. He guides me, assures me, comforts me with His presence, and allows me to be close to Him, all by placing His hand on my head.