Text for Today – Psalm 139:16 – Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
Here’s some food for thought. You live among a population of over seven billion people, yet there’s not another like you. That means there are more than seven billion voice prints, fourteen billion retinal scans, and seventy billion fingerprints, and all of yours are distinguishable from all others that exist now or ever have existed. All these are natural facts. Add to these numbers the incredible number of talents, skills, abilities, and gifting represented in the total human population, and the resulting possibilities of various mixes of peoples populating the earth is mind-boggling. Then, when you consider the untold numbers of generations that have lived on the earth, and once again, each one being totally unique among all the rest, it truly does go beyond human comprehension.
And yet our God knows each one individually. In fact, it was He Who gave the spirit, that is the real persona, to each one of those individuals, including you. Now consider His (God’s) desire for each person one. With each person being totally unique, and understanding that the will of the Father is that each one be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth, the monumental work of Jesus at Calvary, and the plan of redemption takes on absolutely staggering perspective. God’s will is that each one He know should be conformed to the image of His Son. With all those numbers of people, and His desire for each one to arrive at a common destination in Christ, the planning for each individual creates an enormity of task ONLY God could understand. While each one who comes to Him must come by means of a common supernatural act (the new birth through faith in Christ), the means and methods He used to bring one to that point are beyond natural reason.
Then consider all the unique works He has ordained for each individual to have a part in performing, and the issue becomes even more complex. Yet in it all, the hairs of your head are numbered (that includes all heads), and out God even feeds the fowls of the air (and they outnumber us enormously). Can there be any doubt in your mind of your complete uniqueness to God and in this world? It was for something that precious and unique that Jesus died. He suffered and died for you. Never lose sight of that great love that never fails.
Manna for Today – Ecclesiastes 12:7; 2 Peter 3:9; Romans 8:29; Ephesians 2:10; Matthew 6:26; Luke 12:7