My cousin Angie and her husband Ryan are pregnant with their second child!
I was thinking about them as I rode my bike to work this morning because today they find out if they will be having a little baby boy or a little baby girl. As I thought about my own personal predictions it struck me that God already knows the gender of this baby, He doesn’t have to guess or make predictions like we all do, He already knows. And, more then that, He knows everything about this baby, things that doctors don’t know and can’t know, things that will happen in the life of this baby. He knows everything.
I was consumed with the bigness of God in that moment. I felt small. But I also felt comfort in the reminder again of God’s sovereignty, His goodness, His grace when we don’t deserve grace and His mercy when we don’t deserve mercy.
"O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thought from afar.
You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
and are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
Even before there is a word on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, You know it all.
You have enclosed me behind and before,
and laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is too high, I cannot attain to it.
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence"
If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
if I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
even there Your hand will lead me,
and Your right hand will lay hold of me.
If I say, "surely the darkness will overwhelm me,
and the light around me will be night,"
even the darkness is not dark to You,
and the night is as bright as the day.
Darkness and light are alike to You.
For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother's womb.
I will give thanks to you,
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
wonderful are Your works,
and my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
when I was made in secret,
and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
and in Your book were all written
the days that were ordained for me,
when as yet there was not one of them."
A lot of people I have conversations with talk about there being a higher power. They say that they just know there is something bigger then them out there. I feel the same way. I felt that way this morning as I rode my bike with the wind in my face.
I know Who this Higher Power is. Romans 1:20 talks about it this way, "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse." That higher power is God, the creator of the universe and of the little baby girl that Ryan and Angie will have in about 4 1/2 months from now!