Psalm 139 – 144
Thursday, January 19
After 11 years of marriage, I feel like I know my wife pretty well. I don’t just know her favorite movie, but I know when she will laugh in a couple dozen different films. I don’t just know her favorite food, but I could sit down at a new restaurant with her, look at the menu, and tell you what she is going to order. I don’t just know what annoys her, I could execute the annoyance with such precision that she would be sent into a full-blown rage within seconds. I may know her better than she knows herself. I do not only see her actions, but I know her potential. I do not only know her answer, but understand her logic (well, most of the time). When you love something or better yet, someone, deeply you take in as much knowledge as you can, so you can protect, please, and preserve it.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:13-14
However, my love pales in comparison to God’s love for her. God has been with her since he was knitting her together with the yarn of amino acids in her mother’s womb. When no one else saw her because she was a few multiplying cells, God already knew her name. Before she had a form, God knew who she would be called to be, He had taken account of her life, and placed it in His plan. His love does not end here.
He’s a loving God, wanting to know more about his creation,
who left His word for her, so He can have a conversation;
He sacrificed His Son for her, so she could have salvation.
When her actions don’t match her potential he perceives it,
And when she repents from her heart he will always believe it;
When she confesses her pain, He will hear and will grieve it.
He truly knows the things that are desires of her heart;
He hears her prayers and then His blessings impart;
Thoughts so high, love so deep, may it never depart.
“How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you.” – Psalm 139:17-18
While we may have a friend, a parent, a child, a spouse, that loves us deeply, God’s loves goes deeper; it is timeless, unconditional, and infinitely-supplied (Rom 8:38-39). This comes from Him perfectly forming us and His continued desire to know us. EVERY child of God has been made through great care and knowledge, but also promised a specific and great love. You are a priceless possession of a Great God and Loving Father.
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