Tuesday, December 18, 2007

December 18, 2007

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READ: Psalm 139:1-12

O Lord, You have searched me and known me. —Psalm 139:1

Mary received a ceramic frog for her birthday from a co-worker, and she displayed it on her desk for all to see. Some of her fellow employees began to think she must like frogs, so they started to give her frog items for Christmas, birthdays, and special celebrations. Her office soon became filled with “things frog”—pens, candles, stickie notes, posters, coffee cups.

After Mary left the company, a friend asked her what she did with the frogs. She replied, “Well, I don’t really like frogs, so I gave them all away.”

Others mean well, yet don’t always know us well. They’ll never know us as God does. We are an open book to Him—there is nothing about us that is hidden from Him. Psalm 139 tells us:

• God knows everything we do (v.2). He knows all the activities of our day and every detail of our schedule.

• God knows everything we think (v.2)—the good and the bad, the wholesome, and the impure.

• God knows everywhere we go—“You comprehend my path . . . and are acquainted with all my ways” (v.3).

• God knows everything we say (v.4).

He knows us better than we know ourselves. Isn’t it a comfort to be known so intimately by our Lord—even with all our flaws—and yet be loved so completely!
Anne Cetas

The blood of atonement fulfills all the law!
Amazement succumbs to the message of grace:
Though God knows our thoughts, every sin, every flaw,
His love bids us hide in His holy embrace. —Mollon

You’re not just a number computers can trace; Christ knows your need, your name, and your face.

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