by: Marty Paluch
Has it ever dawned on you nothing has ever dawned on God? That’s right. God is never surprised by the rust on your bike when you leave it out in the rain, when the underdog beats the odds-on favorite to win the championship or when Mom saves the day by whipping up the two dozen cupcakes you forgot to tell her you had promised to bring to the party. He sees it all coming long before we do.
We may often wish God wasn’t so omniscient, don’t we? We’d feel a lot better if He had no idea we said what we said to our spouse or our kids. We’d feel better if we could clear some of our texts before He saw them, and we certainly wish He’d stay out of our heads, knowing all the selfish and despicable thoughts hanging in there like bats in a cave waiting for the cover of darkness to trigger their flight.
Even though God knows our deepest and darkest secrets, He loves us anyway. Jesus’ passion and resurrection is proof God loves us despite our sin. We have been forgiven to live in the cleansing light of authentic truth free from the stress and burden of shameful secrets. As we approach Holy Week and Easter let’s be grateful beyond measure God is such a benevolent know-it-all.
O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O Lord, You know it all. Psalm 139:1-4