God All Knowing!

Kimmy with the sparrow

Our granddaughter Kimmy came to me with a small sparrow nestled in a piece of cloth. She had found it on the ground, beneath the nest out of which it had fallen. I found a ladder and replaced the baby bird that had left its nest prematurely. I hope it stayed put until old enough to fly from the nest instead of falling from it!

The little bird’s fall reminded me of Jesus’ statement that a sparrow does not fall without God noticing. Kimmy saw the fallen sparrow, but so did God, who also sees everything else and knows everything about everything.

Because we are more important to God than sparrows (we are made in His image, they are not) we can rest assured that God always has His eye on us and that we are always on His mind. I know, there are over 7 billion people in the world, so how can each of us be the center of God’s attention?

The fact is, God knows where every subatomic particle is at every nanosecond in every atom in the cosmos. Certainly God has no trouble keeping track of a few billion people. He’s the ultimate at multitasking! A. W. Pink writes, “For an infinite Mind is as capable of paying the same attention to millions of people as if we were the only human being on planet earth.”

The reality that God knows everything about us should both convict and comfort us. It should convict us in the sense that God sees the wrong, the sin, that we think we keep hidden from everyone. God sees what we do behind closed doors, what we view on a smartphone, tablet, or computer when no one is looking over our shoulder, what we’re thinking, and our true motives when even we don’t know what’s motivating us. This amazing truth of God knowing everything should prompt us to repent and to seek His help in sinning no more.

But the reality that God knows everything can also be a great comfort. He understands us better than anyone else does, better than we understand ourselves! We are not alone with our hurt, our fears, our depression, our discouragement. He totally understands; He’s the ultimate counselor!

I was reminded that God sees all and knows all, that He’s omniscient. I was reminded because a little bird told me!

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31

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