Monday, April 14, 2014

What God Knows

We had a "new girl" at kids club a few weeks ago. She sat there soaking up everything as the lesson was taught, focused intently on her craft, and gobbled up her snack. As we were getting things cleaned up, she approached me and asked, "Does God really know how many grains of sand there are on the beach?" My reply was of course an affirmative "yes!" Then she asked, "What else does He know?" Wow! What a question! I replied, "Well, He knows how many hairs there are on your head, and on the heads of every person in the world!" She looked thoughtful for a moment. Then asked, "Does He have it written down?" "No, I said. He just knows." Her reply was so sweet and innocent, "Wow! He must be really smart!"

Yes. He is really smart. He is God after all. He knows everything! I started to think about what God knows. Psalms 56:8 says "You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book."
God knows everything. And He always has known everything.

I think the most awesome and amazing thing about what He knows is that He knew exactly what kind of people He was creating, and still He created us. He knew we would reject Him and try to go our own way. He knew we would nail His son to a cross. He knew we would fall repeatedly into sin, hurt each other, and disappoint Him on a daily basis, and still He created us.

He also knew that we would need Him. He put that place inside of us that is only filled by Him. He knew that we would love Him. God just KNOWS. This awesome being that created the universe is interested in me! He knows my favorite color and my favorite flower, and He will give me glimpses of them just when I need them! He sees my heart when it is happy, and when it is breaking. He knew the very place I would be sitting today to write these paragraphs.

Whatever is hurting you today, He knows. Whatever you are trying to do for Him and feel like you're failing, He knows. Nothing catches Him by suprise. He loves you so much that no matter what you've done, no matter what you're going to do, He knows. And He cares.

"For the precious fallen daughter, for her devastated father,
For the prodigal who's dieing in a strange new way.
For the child who's always hungry, for the patriot with no country,
I have a message........
He sees you, He knows you, He loves you!
Jesus loves you!
(Twila Paris)