Tuesday, February 13
Most of us understand the term “omniscient” and can probably define it. But that doesn’t mean that we really grasp it. I don’t claim that I fully understand it (probably never will), but after meditating on it the other day, I have a new appreciation for it. Mt. 10:29. “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.” How many sparrows do you suppose there are in our world? Obviously, the number will change from one second to the next. God knows about each one. Now think of the immense number of other birds there are in the world, again with the numbers changing all the time. Now enlarge that to all other animals, even microbes. Multiply that by all the inanimate things in our world and add the vast universe with creations far bigger than planet earth. Does this boggle your mind? But there’s something more staggering than that. God loves and cares for them all. Did you notice that the above verse says that a sparrow will not fall to the ground apart from the will of the Father? So he not only knows and cares, he controls everything about them, including their life span. The follow up verse to the above verse says that he knows the number of hairs on your head. And you know that changes a lot, especially when we get older. And how many people are there on earth? The implication again is that he cares about us. After all this, let me challenge you. Name one thing that God doesn’t know. When you give up on that, realize that his love for his creation is just as great as his knowledge. And then take note that he has picked out man to pour out his love on. What does that do for you?