Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Just A Reminder: He Made Us

O LORD, Thou hast searched me, and known me.  
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off.  
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.  
For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, Thou knowest it altogether.  
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 
and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
~Psalm 139:1-4, 23-24

I love this reminder of God's sovereignty.  Here the Psalmist is telling us that God knows everything about us: when we sit down, when we rise up, our thoughts, and every word our tongue speaks—compassing every single tiny detail about us.  Then in verse 14 of the same chapter David continues:

"I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: 
marvelous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."

I love that.  I love how God fashioned us and created us—each with different personalities, looks, and characteristics—and loves us each as something terrifically exceptional and incomparable because He made us.  There is such power in those three words: He made us.  If He made us, and He is God Almighty, then nothing can be wrong, absolutely nothing.  And even more than that, He knows everything about us, even from our very number of hairs (Matt.10:30; Luke 12:7). That alone is astounding.amazing.powerful.awing.inspiring.extraordinary.bliss.

Doesn't that alone tell you how supremely excellent our God is?

I don't know about you, but I need to be reminded every day of just that, and I think that goes for all of us.  Too often we are burdened down by the cares of this world and forget of how wonderfully crafted we are and how much mercy God bestows on us each and every day.  We forget all of the extensive blessings that God has given us (i.e. breath, health, food, raiment) as we dwell on the negatives of life.  Even if we are not blessed with great material wealth, while we retain breath in our body we have been given a gift.  And an even greater gift we have been given is the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Even when we compare how much we don't have (material wealth) to how much we do have (eternal wealth), I'd say we have much more than we deserve. 

Like I said, I don't know about you, but I need to be reminded every day of just that.

1 comment:

Joy said...

Dear Rachel,
I feel the same way too, how we need to be reminded of the greatness of our Great God, His sovereignty in our lives, His love and compassion every single day! How amazing to know that He knew us, and loved us even before we ever existed... and oh, don't we have so much to be thankful for! I love this Psalm very much too.

Be blessed in the Lord today, dear sister. Love,