Earth is but a tiny speck in the solar system, only 1millionth the size of the sun. Consider that tiny speck holding 6,970,506,689 people (World Population Clock). Can you imagine what size each of us isin comparison to such a vast universe?
In such magnitude, not one of us can be visible to the human eye. Yet to God, each one of us is not only visible but watched over. Not asingle thought or feeling of our hearts escapes His attention.
Nearly 7 billion people in this world, and yet God knows each and every one. He knows the life being conceived at this very second, the baby being born, etc. He keeps track of every life and death and yet He does not grow weary. “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom.” Isaiah 40:28
Perhaps you have several children and/or grandchildren. You want each to feel loved and cared about. You try to give each one your undivided attention, but don’t you sometimes feel weary and oh, so human?
If we think we can be everywhere, meet every child’s need, and take care of every situation, we will grow more ragged by the hour, or even by the minute. We will only dig ourselves into desperation.
But wait! Have we forgotten the Almighty God Who has created the immeasurable universe? The all-knowing, everywhere-present God Who watches over all? He knows each of us by name, and He doesn’t want us to be self-sufficient and independent. He wants us to lay all our cares at His feet and trust His immeasurable power and love.
In fact, out of nearly 7 billion people, He loves each one of us as if you are or I am the only person on earth. We may be merely statistics to a census bureau, but our Creator counts each one of us worthy of His consideration 24-7.
“How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.”
Psalm 139: 17-18
P.S. Did you know that while I was writing this, the world’s population grew by 6,257 more people and probably even more while I write this sentence? Think how many more lives God has to keep track of, and yet He has no problem whatsoever. I can’t even begin to fathom the greatness of our God, can you?
What situation in life made you feel insignificant?
During what situation did God show you how important you are to Him?