A Note in His Pocket
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A Note in His Pocket

During the day I often write myself a note so I will not forget what I want to share with you. The note jars my memory. Today I wrote down the word “squirrel.” However, as I sit here starring at my note the word “squirrel” means nothing to me. I haven’t the slightest clue why I wrote it down. Now I am going to have to start writing a note to remind myself what my notes mean.

Three times in Daniel 7 God is referred to as the “Ancient of Days.” I would worry about God’s ageing memory if it were not for other verses that proclaim God’s total knowledge of everything. In Daniel 2:20 we are informed and assured of God’s total comprehension. This is repeated again in 1 Samuel 2:3. Nothing misses His attention. Nothing slips past Him. He never sleeps. He never forgets. He knows all the secrets of our hearts. Psalm 44:21.

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus goes so far as to inform us that our heavenly Father even knows how many hairs we have on our heads. Wouldn’t you like to know how many you had ten years ago or five years ago in relationship to how many you now have? He could tell you.

How very reassuring it is to know the One in charge of everything doesn’t need a note in His pocket. I think the only thing He really needs is you. Love is like that. Love needs someone to love and since God is love you are that someone.

Written by Roger Bothwell on October 7, 2003
Spring of Life, 151 Old Farm Rd. Leominster, MA 01453