More often than I can count, people have brought me a Starbucks coffee. It is a very kind and generous action, and it shows me that they care about me. There’s just one minor problem. I don’t like coffee. I don’t care if it’s piping hot or iced, frapped or plain, mocha, salted, pumpkin spiced, blond, medium or dark. I don’t care if it’s from Sumatra or Pike’s Place. Cappuccino, Espresso or Machiato, vente, grande, or tall. I don’t like coffee.
But what about tea, you might ask? Nope, I don’t like tea either. I don’t like it hot or iced. I don’t care if it’s plain, sweet, tropical or green. I don’t like it. If you want to drink a beverage made from soaking crumpled up dead leaves, by all means, help yourself. It’s just not for me. Some of you from the South might be saying, “But you haven’t had my sun tea!” Well, you obviously don’t have my tastebuds, and it’s clear from your poor beverage choices that you don’t.
It’s just me. It’s who I am. But you couldn’t possibly know that I don’t like hot beverages if we hadn’t spent this time talking about this together. Would you? I’m guessing you wouldn’t.
Which leads me to share with you something that is going to give you a lot of hope today. The Bible says in Psalm 139, verses 1-6: You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
Isn’t that the best news for today? God knows you better than you know yourself. And why is the fact that God knows everything about us such good news? Well, because it enables Him to do what is best for us. And because of that, we can trust Him with our lives and future.
Wishing you Faith for today,