29 Jan God’s Thoughts
The following is a line in the musical Camelot, “I wonder what the king is doing tonight.” Sometimes I have a variant thought. “I wonder what God is thinking tonight.” Did He notice the asteroid that swept by us this past Monday? It came within 745,000 miles from us and had its own moon. Is He horrified and disgusted that people are chopping heads off their enemies and doing it in His name? Does He care about deflated footballs? Is He watching parents’ hearts breaking at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital? Does it matter to Him that the stock market is down almost a thousand points? It will affect the amount of tithe He receives. Or is money meaningless to the one who owns all the cattle on a thousand hills?
I have an inkling what He might be thinking about tonight. I think He is thinking about you. Really. I’m not messing with you. Jesus said in Luke 12, “Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”
Sometimes we are tempted to think of God as being a huge creative force that governs the universe and we forget Jesus’ powerful message that He is a personal God who wants us to call Him Father. Not only is He aware of all those things mentioned above (Well, maybe not the footballs.) but, the most minuscule detail of your life matters to Him. For us, who struggle to manage the details of just one life, it seems preposterous to think He is involved with us. But then again ask any parent with lots of children if any of them don’t matter.
Written by Roger Bothwell on January 29, 2015
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