Psalms 139:17-18 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.
When I awake, I am still with You.
When Patty and I were dating in College I was very afraid that I would lose her. She was the most popular girl on campus, and all the guys were wanting to go with her. I was the least known person on campus because I was such an introvert and recluse. I didn’t think that I had much of a chance of attracting her with my unassuming and bland personality. One day we had a conversation that changed everything, and catapulted our relationship into high gear. I said to her, “I am struggling with my grades because all I can think about is you,” and she responded by saying, “ I am having the same problem.” I thought, “wow! I can’t hardly believe this is true! But she said it! Wow, I am all she can think about! Whoooooeeeeeeee, thank You Lord!
As good as that was to hear from Patty to my love sick ears, it is even better news to hear that God’s thoughts about me are more numerous than the sand of the sea. That is a lot of thoughts! He must care for me a lot. That is a thought worth meditating on.
I wonder if I would have impressed Patty more by saying to her, “ The thoughts that I have about you are more numerous than all the sand on the sea shores in the whole world!” I will never know the answer to that question, but I do know that what I did say worked.