Friday, October 31, 2008

Your thinking thoughts

Think back to your waking up this morning. Remember the first thing that passed through your little mind? What was that initial dim thought that emerged as consciousness assaulted your slumbering senses? Coffee? Children? Exercise? Snooze button? Mercies? If you are alive (and you must be if you are reading this), then you thought about something first thing this morning.

Now consider that there are around seven billion people in the world. Most of them slept last night and then awakened this morning to a first thought. If my math is right that is seven billion first thoughts. That is a lot of thinking people. Think about that fact with this verse in mind:

You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.
---Psalm 139:2

When you woke up this morning, God knew your first inkling. He discerned the garbled notion that was the genesis of your day. And He did that for seven billion people.

What blows my mind is that He knows every single thought that followed for every person on earth! As I am typing this poorly written post, God knows that I have doubts about its quality. He knows what you are thinking as you read this.

My God is immeasurably knowledgeable. And so seeing the ongoing thoughts of seven billion people seems unfathomable to you and me, to Him it is easy. He does not strain to do what seems impossible.

He is great indeed. Don't you think?

1 comment:

ComfyDenim said...

He is Great, indeed.

I think of the song:"How great is Our God!" Sing with Me "How great is our God and ALL WILL SEE how Great, How Great is Our God!"