“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. Psalm 139:17-18
Let’s do the math here . . . millions of people, plus how many grains of sand? Yep, that would be all of them . . . quadrillions (that’s not even enough to number them). Goodness! Ok, and that would equal the number of thoughts . . . precious thoughts, about ME! But there’s so many others out there to think about! Why toward me? My head hurts trying to comprehend the immensity of this.
There’s good reason my head hurts. My comprehension of the fullness of God and His ways is beyond the limited understanding my “earth suit” is capable of grasping.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.” Isaiah 55:8
While I know I am made in His image, I also know that I am not God — He is so much more! I’m reminded of an old song I used to sing in my childhood that said, “My God is so BIG, so STRONG and so MIGHTY, there’s nothing my God cannot do!” Even now, as an adult, this song speaks unbelievable Truth in the nature of who God is!
But being big, or strong and mighty, while true and awesome, does not address the reality that God thinks about me! His thoughts about me are innumerable. I am awestruck at the magnitude of precious thought He spends on me. This is an expression of love, care and value that reaches beyond human reason and steps into a, perhaps the, realm of “lack of understanding.”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding . . . ” Proverbs 3:5
Amazing . . . simply amazing! Despite my circumstances, despite my past, despite my ill-doings and doubt, despite my lack of hope or faith, despite my disobedience and rebellion, despite my worry — He thinks precious thoughts of me by an infinite number. It’s a measure of unconditional love that crosses over the boundaries of our minds and sometimes our hearts.
“Jesus loves me, this I know . . . for the Bible tells me so!”
Thank you Lord Jesus for thinking precious thoughts of me today!
“How great are your works, O Lord, how profound your thoughts!” Psalm 92:5
by: Mark Cruver