children like to sing songs about santa at christmas time.
“he sees you when you’re sleeping; he knows when you’re awake. he knows if you’ve been bad or good so be good for goodness sake.”
this extrinsic motivation causes kids to “be good” in order to receive more gifts. while “being bad” equates to coal.
i was reading psalm 139 in the Bible this morning and wanted to share my thoughts on how this relates.
this scripture is all about Jesus knowing us. knowing us so deeply and so fully. more than anyone could ever know us.
we poke fun about santa knowing us and blessing us with gifts if we behave well, but truly, Jesus knows us BETTER and MORE DEEPLY than we can fathom. way more than a fictional character ever could. and we don’t have to know that based on mere gifts.
he doesn’t just show up when we need him or to sing jolly songs. he’s always there. at the door knocking, just waiting for us to open it up and let him in.
and Jesus doesn’t say, “Oh, well, you’ve been bad this year, no blessings from me,” or “you’ve done so many good things, i’ll show grace towards you.”
he shows us love, mercy, and grace because that’s who he is and he wants to! he wants to have a relationship with you- not for his benefit but all for yours.
“you have searched me, Lord, and you know me. you know when I sit and when I rise.”
“for you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”
before we were even a thought, Jesus knew us. he formed us. he wanted us. and he still desires that intimacy with us today.
actually take time to stop and think about someone knowing everything about you. the hairs on your head. every thought you’ve ever had. every word that’s ever been spoken from your lips. and yet still loving you.
it’s extremely hard to even comprehend.
because any earthly relationship is going to let us down at times. because they’re human and not God.
but Jesus sees you, knows you, & yet still loves you.
wow. thank you, Jesus. ❤
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