Posted by: peebles | October 31, 2008

Psalm 139:17 (NIV), “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!”

Psalm 139:17 (NIV), “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!” 

When my son was born, and I held him in my arms for the first time, I smiled down at this little baby, and gently whispered, as the tears of joy slowly rolled down my cheeks, “I love you.” I kissed him ever so tenderly upon his head, and said, “My son, I am so proud of you, daddy loves you so much.” The very next day he opened his eyes to see his daddy smiling at him. I held out my pinkie finger for him to grasp. His little fingers could barely fit around it, but he held it and smiled back at me. Once more, I could not contain my emotions, as tears of love and joy flowed down my face.  

I took a few photographs of my son, but when visiting time was over, I had to go home. When I did get home, I rushed next door to let my neighbours see the pictures. I was so excited. With each new picture, I would tell them how beautiful he was, how amazing he was. I told them time and time again, of how much I love him, and how proud of him I was when his little fingers grasped my pinkie for the first time.  

That night I hardly slept, as all I could think of was how beautiful and amazing my son was. I thought, “How can I show him how much I love him, how can I bless him?” Then when it was visiting time, I was there an hour early looking through the small window at the door of the ward, just trying to get a glimpse of my son. When the doors where opened, I almost ran into the room, where I scooped him up so gently in my arms, smiling at him. I could hardly wait to tell him how much I love him. 

My friend, your Father in heaven loves you more than tongue could tell. His thoughts of goodness and love are towards you. His eyes never leave you, but are always watching over you.  When you were born, God could not wait to show all the angels of the heavenly host a picture of you. Saying, “This is my child, he is amazing!” or, “She is so beautiful, the apple of my eye, she is so precious to me!” “Oh, how I love my child!” His eyes are always upon you, looking for ways of how best to bless you. His smile towards you shows you His approval. God is still smiling over you. He takes great delight in you. His thoughts of you are very precious. Oh! How He loves you! He pours out His grace and mercy so generously, so abundantly, as God’s peace and prefect kindness, kissed a guilty world in love. Let us wrap our text for today around us like a blanket, to warm our hearts, and cheer our soul. Psalm 139:17 (NIV), “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!” 

God bless you my friend, Matthew.



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