Monday, May 30 – Psalm 139:16
Your eyes have seen my formless substance;
And in Your book were written
All the days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.
God has known us since before we were even born. Because this is true, He sees us in a different way than anyone else, even those closest to us in the world. Think about someone you’ve known for their whole life. You’ve seen the excitement around their birth, the growth in the first years, and their accomplishments as they got older. You see them for the person they were, the person they are, and the person they are becoming. God has even more intimate knowledge of us than this and not just on a large scale, satellite view but in a detailed, close-up view. When we recognize the intimate knowledge God has of His creation, we see that God is the one that champions the value of life in every way. He creates, sustains, and redeems life. It is so easy to feel insignificant or unseen in this world. If we don’t struggle with this, someone close to us probably does. When we look at passages like this, we see the truth that every person is made by God and precious to Him.
When we are rooted in Christ, we no longer have to prove our value; instead, we have the opportunity to share the value God has given each person. What would it look like if we treated others around us with this dignity, understanding that God knows them and made them? What would it look like if we shared this hope with those around us who are struggling with their place in the world? If God champions valuing life, He has equipped His followers through His Holy Spirit to value the life of others too.
- Who do you know who is struggling with feeling insignificant? How can you share with them the hope that they are known by God?
- Who are you struggling to love? How should God’s value of life change how you treat those people?
- Pray and thank God that He knows you and every person so deeply.