I remember as a child my mother would say, “I have eyes in the back of my head.” Which was her way of telling me to behave myself. As a teacher, I’ve often told my students I have bionic hearing. Now, although that is a hyperbole, I do have some seriously good hearing. I would tell my students that to get them to talk less in class and to whisper when they did speak. But people are obsessed with the idea of having super powers, and we love to watch movies such as Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman and the Marvel Movies that allow us to imagine ourselves being able to do the unimaginable.
On Sunday in our church service, we sang, “Behold Our God“, by Sovereign Grace Music. This song reminded me of God’s marvelous power and majesty. God is the ONLY one who truly inhabits the characteristics of what we desire. If you are not familiar with this song, I’ll share the first few verses:
Who has held the ocean in his hands?
Who has numbered every grain of sand?
Kings and nations tremble at His voice
All creation rises to rejoice
Behold our God, seated on His throne
Come let us Adore Him
Behold our King, nothing can compare
Come, let us adore Him!
Just thinking about God being able to hold the ocean in his hands, creating the life within the great waves of the ocean astounds me. God has numbered every grain of sand, can you even imagine? How could that even be possible? But God Can! Imagine that kind of power and majesty!
Some verses that are similar to this song are, Matthew 10:30- But even the hairs of your hair are numbered. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. Psalm 139:2. Finally, Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely. Psalm 139:4.
Imagine a God that knows from day to day how many hairs are on my head? And, he knows how many hairs are on your children’s head, and your grandchildren’s head too. There are many scriptures in the Bible that talk about how God cares for us in this way.
When we are having a bad day, it is easy to think no one cares. Stand in the mirror and look at yourself and predict how many hairs are upon your head. After about 5-10 minutes of trying, I bet you give up. God doesn’t give up, he knows from minute to minute every detail about you, and cares about everything that burdens your heart.
The next time you hear someone say, “I have eyes in the back of my head” or another similar phrase, allow your mind to wander to God who can truly see all, and loves you so much!
Blessings Sweet Friends,