Wednesday, June 10, 2015

“More Than Can Be Numbered”

"More Than Can Be Numbered"

    For those aspects of God's loving involvement known to us, we give thanks.  However, more gratitude is in order for all He has done for us of which we are completely unaware.

    "Many, O LORD my God, are Thy wonderful works which Thou hast done, and Thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto Thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered" (Psalm 40:5).

    How many Divine provisions have supplied for needs of which we were not even aware?  How often has our Lord delivered us from perils we never knew to threaten our well being?  To which minute details did He attend that occurred at a level beneath or above our field of consciousness?  We will never know the answers to these questions that address the lovingkindness of the God devoted to our care.  Nor do we need to know.  Much that impacts us happens in manners and modes far beyond our capacity to understand.  As the Lord chided Job when His suffering child sought explanations for God's allowances of grievous challenge, "I will demand of thee, and answer thou Me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?  Declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest?" (Job 38:3-5).  Job could not respond to the Lord's inquiries, of course.  Nor could our Heavenly Father begin to fully explain His way in our lives regarding the challenges, the blessings, and the innumerable details to which He attends without our knowledge or awareness.

  Thus, we do well to frequently express our gratitude to God for those "wonderful works" He accomplishes for us with no announcement or explanation.  Much of such grace will happen in this day, just as it has in every day of the past, and as it will in every day of the future.  As is so often the case, we "see" the Lord's love for us just as much in that which we do not know as in that which we can.  Perhaps even more.

"God… worketh all things after the counsel of His own will."
(Ephesians 1:3; 11)
"All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose."
(Romans 8:28)

Weekly Memory Verse
    The Lord was not in the wind, and after the wind, an earthquake.  But the Lord was not in the earthquake.  And after the earthquake, a fire.  But the Lord was not in the fire.  And after the fire, a still, small voice.
(I Kings 19:11-12)

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