Knowing the Creator – Part 2 — Morning Devotions - Hope 103.2

Knowing the Creator – Part 2 — Morning Devotions

The cosmos points to a creator. As Christians, we are privileged to know the Creator of the universe. And this creator God knows us inside and out.

By Chris WittsThursday 16 May 2024Morning Devotions with Chris WittsFaithReading Time: 1 minute

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If you joined me yesterday morning, I told the story of Henry Ford who invented, of course, the model T Ford. One of the most successful cars sold since 1908 – 16.5 million of these cars were produced. The story of a young guy whose model T Ford broke down. And this old man came across, He knew what to do. “How come you know what to do?”

Knowing the Creator – Part 1 — Morning Devotions

Well, he said, that’s easy, I created it. He said I created this car and it reminded me that when we know the creator, it makes all the difference. God is the creator of the universe. The Psalmist in Psalm 139. David says that every moment talking about God, You know where I am and you even know what I’m going to say before I say it. And you’re too glorious, too wonderful to fully behold.

People say, Yeah, I know you. But do they really know the real you because God’s created the stars and the sun. But he’s created you and he knows everything about you, a God who knows me deeply and personally. He’s acquainted with my thoughts. He speaks my language. He anticipates what I’m going to say. In other words, we serve a God who knows us better than we know ourselves.

I know what I’m going to say before I say it. I don’t know what my thoughts are going to be tomorrow, but God does. It is something that blows your mind. He not only knows my thoughts and my ways, but he knows the path that I travel not just today, but in the days to come. God is close up. He’s personal and you can’t run away from God. He knows exactly what you’re going to, where you’re going, what you’re going through and when you’re hurting.

There’s no detail in your life that our God doesn’t know about. He’s interested in everything.

The New Testament says about the numbers of hair on your head. He even knows that and in this psalm, which is really worth having a look at sometime, Psalm, 139 David says – not only is God with him wherever he goes, but God is guiding him. And Verse 10 of Psalm, 139 says, Even there, your hand will guide me. Your right hand will hold me fast.

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How we think about this picture depends whether we understand God to be dealing with us as a friend or a foe. If a policeman comes up to you, lays his hand on you, it’s a different thing. There’s not much comfort in that touch, but you’d feel very different if the hand on your shoulder was that of a friend or your son or daughter.

And if you were to slip on ice, for example, ice skating, the strong grip of someone who holds you that that’s very reassuring, isn’t it? But if your intent is to run, you would feel that grip is there like a prisoner does. Who’s got handcuffs on you? You wouldn’t like it.

So the psalmist says we are transparent before God. There’s no way to cover ourselves up. We can’t run or hide. You can’t put up a smokescreen that obscures the true state of your heart or what you’re doing because God sees everything with complete clarity, you might be able to fool your neighbour, but you can deceive yourself. But you cannot deceive God because the Bible says often he sees you coming and going. And that’s for good reason.

Because God is the creator. He is the author. God, who is the creator, is your redeemer. He is one who knows you inside and out, the architect of your soul. And the wonderful thing about the New Testament is we read about Jesus, the son of God who became flesh and dwelt among us. He’s the one who died on the cross who shed his blood.

Walter Bruggeman, a Christian author, says that we are the only creatures to whom God speaks and to whom God listens and has that intimate relationship. God’s son, who is the image of the invisible God. This is the great news. So God knows your problems.

He shares your concerns. And when you approach him for help, he’s got all the time in the world as if nobody else exists, because that shows you how valuable you are. Psalm 33 says the Lord gazes down upon mankind from heaven where he lives. He has made their hearts and he closely watches everything they do.

Let’s Pray

Heavenly Father, I am greatly encouraged and comforted by these thoughts. May I serve you as the Creator today. Amen.