God Knows Everything and is Everywhere
Hide-and-Seek: A game that children play where they can find the best place to hide so others will never be able to find them. Or maybe you want to be the best seeker that has ever played the game. Either way, there is a time where one person doesn’t know where someone else is. The game continues until everyone is found. The amazing thing about this game is that even if you find the best place to hide, you can never hide from God and his promises for his children.
This week we focused in on the glorious truth that there is no place that you can go where God isn’t. He is omnipresent.
“Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.”
He is there when we are happy, sad, doing great things, doing sinful things, lonely, or among a great group of people. He can be there for us when we need someone to talk to because he is everywhere! He is in the highest plains of heaven, to the deepest bottoms of the ocean, and even as far as we can see in outer space….all at the same time!
Because of his power of being everywhere, all at the same time, he also knows everything. According to the children there are twenty million billion thousand blades of grass just in the lawn of the church. We were pretty impressed that they could count all those, and keep track of how many they had already counted. We are able to believe through faith, and the Word of the Lord, that God is omniscient and knows everything there is to know about….well….everything. He knows the exact number of stars in the sky (Psalm 147:4), hairs on your head (Matthew 10:30), and many other countless things. When you think about the great power of our Lord it is easy to rest in the promise of his goodness and mercy towards those that call his son Savior. It brings comfort to know that he holds the future in the palm of his hand because he is everywhere, past/present/future.
Thank you for your continued prayers as we embark on this journey of theology with the children. At times it is challenging, but we are assured that his word will not return void. The minds of the little ones are always changing. Our prayer is that as they change and grow they will continually build upon the rock that is the gospel and truth written out in the Word. In your devotional time please read Psalm 139 and have some discussion over it. Maybe even ask them some “big” theological words, such as omniscient and omnipresent. We think you will be pleased at what they have to say….