Archive for April 8th, 2010

Psalm 144

Psalm 144 finds David thinking a bit about God and who He is.  David lists some ways he sees God:

  1. He’s the bedrock on which I stand
  2. The castle in which I live
  3. My rescuing knight
  4. The high crag where I run for dear life
  5. While He lays my enemies low

David is not just casually connected with God.  He is completely and totally tied at the hip.  God is central to David’s life.  Bedrock, castle, rescue – those are words that describe some passing knowledge or understanding – they are core and to the depths words of just how great God is.  David is really dependent on God.  He knows God personally and intimately and knows that God is the most important thing in His life.  Oh that we would get there and learn that lesson.  Oh that we would really connect with the Father at that level.

He goes on to ask this question: “I wonder why you care, God – why do you bother with us at all”?  Ever thought about that?  What is it that causes God to really give a rip about a bunch of troublesome little humans in His vast creation?  What makes us matter to Him at all?  In the vast scheme of things, we really are just a spec in a very big universe.  We come and go and make a few ripples along the way, but really, why does God care much about us.  David says it this way: “All we are is a puff of air; we’re shadows in a campfire”.  He gets it.  He knows that the God of Creation who makes the mountains ignite, thunder and lightning rock the skies, created the oceans and spoke man into existence – well we really are not that big a deal.  But at the same time – God created each of us unique and special according to His plan.  God knows the number of hairs on our head.  He wants an intimate relationship with you and me.  Not because we are so special, although in His eyes we are, but because He loves us.  Love is what this is all about.  God loves each of us so much.  He sent His Son because of that love.  So the little puff of air that each of us are really does matter to God.  He knows all about us and totally cares about the things in our life.  But more than that – He cares about our relationship with Him.  He wants us to connect and be plugged in.  “How blessed the people who have God”.  David sums it up that way.  Are you blessed?  Do you have God – really have a relationship with Him – or just a peripheral knowledge?  God wants us close.  He wants us connected.  He truly wants to be our God.

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