Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. – Psalm 139:16
Ah, the New Year. We’re a couple of weeks into it, so did you make any resolutions? Are you the kind of person that turns a page in your life as you turn a page on your calendar? Or, are you someone that finds new year’s resolutions a waste of time?
No matter where you land on the resolutions spectrum, whether you are perfectly fine remaining who and what you are or feeling that you need to make some changes, there’s always one thing that remains the same: God knows you. God knows where you came from and where you’re going, and no matter where you are on that path God meets you right where you are, just as you are.
How many people can you think of that are willing to be with you in all of your life’s spaces unconditionally like that? How many can you think of that can know you, truly know you with all of your mistakes as well as your triumphs and love you as deeply as any parent loves their child? That kind of love, and God’s desire to be in a relationship with us at all times in that love, is one of the greatest gifts we can ever receive. We just need to receive it.
Psalm 139 reminds us that God knows us, has always known us and desires nothing more than to be with us right where we are. If ever there was a better gift of hope for us in trying times at the beginning of a new year, I can’t think of a better one.
Creator God, thank you for loving us so much that you long so deeply to be with us right where we are in this very moment and all of our moments yet to come.