Last week my husband and I met my brothers-in-law and their wives for lunch. Not being certain of where the restaurant was, I pulled up the map app on my phone and started typing in the name of the restaurant. Before I’d made it through all the letters, I had the location and directions to where I was going. Amazed, my husband pulled out his phone and he too had all the information he would need to get to the restaurant from a different direction.
In my love/hate relationship with technology, there are definitely moments I love it. Finding directions to the restaurant took far less time to find than it would have just a few years ago. As I thought about this, it occurred to me that God does not need any technology, no matter how quickly it works. He knows where each of us is at every moment without the aid of anything.
What else does God know about us?
Our identity: You have searched me and known me. (Psalm 139:1)
Our activities: You know my sitting down and my rising up.(Psalm 139:2a)
What we think: You understand my thought afar off. (Psalm 139:2b)
What motivates us: You comprehend my path and my lying down. (Psalm 139:3a)
Everything about us: And are acquainted with all my ways. (Psalm 139:3b)
What we say: For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. (Psalm 139:4)
The length of our days: All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139:16)
Who we would be: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you. (Jeremiah 1.5)
Every secret hiding place: “Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?” says the LORD, “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the LORD. (Jeremiah 23.24)
Our future: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29.11)
The number of hairs on our heads: And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. (Matthew 10.30)
God knows everything about us and even knows each of us better than we know ourselves. This can and should fill us with peace. As a loving Father, God wants the best for us. He uses His knowledge about us to draw us into deeper relationship with Him, so that we experience the best He has for us – in this life and the next.