An Intimate God

An Intimate God

January 19

Read: PSALM 139:13-18

Living in the 21st century, we are exposed to amazing technology that can give us pictures into unseen realms by means of X-rays and ultrasounds. New parents are able to see their unborn child move and kick on a screen, and they can even view a 3D image of it! Without this technology, everyone would have to wait the full nine months until they could see the little miracle in person—but not God.

We are told three important facts in today’s passage: God creates each of us, he sees us at all times (even in the womb), and he has all of our days in view. This leads the psalmist to proclaim that God’s thoughts and intentions are highly valued and so numerous they outnumber the sand. Even amid this incredible reality, the psalmist can rest and trust in the Lord because every morning the Lord is right next to him. We truly serve a wonderful and intimate God!

Thank you, Father, for creating us in your image, for knowing us so well, and for always being with us. AMEN.

About the Author

ETHAN TEWS: I currently serve as copastor of Zion Covenant Church in Sheboygan and as a volunteer police chaplain. Before coming to Zion, I pastored a small congregation in Michigan for several years while in seminary. In 2017 I received my MDiv from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. I am originally from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, outside of Chicago. After high school I went on to college and graduate school to study health and fitness. During and after that time, I also worked as a public safety officer. I am married to my beautiful wife, Melissa, and we have two young boys. I love to exercise and consider myself a triathlete. I also enjoy being outside with my family, reading books on 21st-century military history, drinking espresso, and of course, learning from God’s word!

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