I shared how God can’t stop thinking about us in my post last week titled, “God’s thoughts toward you.” If you haven’t read that yet, I would suggest you go there first. Today, I would like to put it all into perspective.
I had referred to Psalm 139:17-18, where David was having his mind blown by thinking about how much God thought about him.
Would you like to have your mind blown too?
Okay then, let’s proceed…
First, here’s Psalm 139:17-18 in the New Century Version:
“God, your thoughts are precious to me.
They are so many!
If I could count them,
they would be more than all the grains of sand.
When I wake up,
I am still with you.”
Yeah, I would say “they are so many!” As I shared last time, there are roughly 7.5 quintillion grains of sand in the world. That means that there are at least 7,500,000,000,000,000,000 thoughts that God has about you!
Let’s put this “so many” in perspective:
-> Suppose that God wanted to share one of His good thoughts that He has about you every second of your life, starting from the day of your birth until the day you die.
-> There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year.
-> If you lived to be 80 years old, and God shared one of His thoughts about you every second of your life, it would only exhaust 0.0000027% of the total number…
-> Even if you lived another 1,000 years, you would still have 99.9999972% of His thoughts about you left unshared…
-> In fact, even if it were possible for you to live to be 1,080 years old, you would still have to live for another 2,970,757,150 years, just to get to the “grains of sand” level of God’s total number of good thoughts about you as an individual.
Of course, the psalm states that God’s thoughts toward you are more than the grains of sand, so we’re probably grossly underestimating here…
Just something to think about.