I love living in Alsace, but I do miss the beach! There are some beautiful lakes in our region but nothing like the sandy beaches of California.
There are a few drawbacks to sand. It is so fine and plentiful that it tends to get everywhere! I am still shaking out sand from my walking shoes used last year on the beach! But I do enjoy the warm soft sand on bare feet.
Our verse for today compares the number of granules of sand to the number of thoughts God has for us. And in fact there is no comparison, as His thoughts towards us far outnumber all the sand in the world. What an image!
If His thoughts to me are as numerous as the verse says, then there is never a time when He is not thinking of me. That means that at the very moment I am thinking of Him, He is already thinking of me. If His thoughts toward me are more numerous than all the sand in the world, then He was thinking of me well before my life here began. He was even thinking of me before the foundation of the world! (Eph. 1:4)
I am humbled by the realization that He was thinking of me, me personally, when He hung on that cross. I am overwhelmed by His constant and precious thoughts to me. He thought of me when He spread that gorgeous rainbow over the sky the other day. In preparing a place for me He is thinking of me (John 14:3)
Oh, that I would think of Him more often today!