How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!Psalm 139:17-18 (NLT)
As I’ve stated in previous devos, I love the beach. I love the sunshine pouring out that good ‘ol vitamin D and warming things up. I love the breeze that comes in off the water. I love the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. I love hearing the marine life busily going about their day. I also love the feeling of the sand between my toes. The only thing which would make a beach trip better? Beach volleyball!
I love beach volleyball. When playing, that same sand goes flying everywhere. It also ends up caked on your body, in your hair, down in your ears, and other places that I won’t mention here! It makes ya dirty! Of course, that same sand that gets you dirty also cushions you when you jump, dive, and slide to make a play. Imagine if it was concrete rather than a gazillion tiny rocks. Ouch!
It’s because of my fondness for the beach that I can really relate to what King David wrote in our verse today. He penned, “How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!” I think that David liked the beach, too.
Now, I’ve been to quite a few beaches in my lifetime, and some of them are miles long. So imagine the amount of sand on a beach that stretches to the horizon, is a hundred or so yards wide, and the sand runs dozens of feet deep. The total number of grains of sand would be uncountable. No one could measure how many grains of sand were on the beach. It’s just simply too much.
Now, perhaps, we can get an idea of how God sees us. David equates the many good, or precious thoughts, that God has for us with the grains of sand on a seashore. In other words, God’s love for you cannot be measured because it is bigger than anyone can count. It is infinite. So, every time Satan tries to tell you that you are worthless, think of the beach. Think of how many grains of sand there must be. Then, think of your Creator, your Savior, and thank Him for how precious His love is for you. Thank Him for His sandy love.
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