God Knows Me
Author: David Bonner Smith (Oregon, US)
David B. Smith is a common name—so common that once I was not allowed to board a commercial flight because someone with my name was on the US Department of Homeland Security’s ‘No Fly’ list. Fortunately, my date of birth on my driving licence showed that I was decades older than this person, and I was eventually allowed to board the aeroplane.
I used to feel that in a world with billions of people, God didn’t know me. I am not famous. Even in my home town, I am not well known. But reading Psalm 139 helped me to realise that God knows who I am. I don’t need to show my driving licence to claim my identity with God. Our reading above describes his knowledge of my thoughts, actions and words, while verse 13 of that same psalm depicts his involvement in forming me in my mother’s womb. In the text, I learn that God even has a plan for my life (v. 16).
When we are feeling insignificant or unimportant, we can stop and remember the words found in Psalm 139. God considers us important enough to have been involved in our lives even before we were born.
Prayer: Dear Father, help us to remember that everyone is important to you. Amen